Your initial discussion thread is due on Day 3 (Thursday) and you have until Day 7 (Monday) to respond to your classmates. Your grade will reflect both the quality of your initial post and the depth of your responses. Refer to the Discussion Forum Grading Rubric under the Settings icon above for guidance on how your discussion will be evaluated.
Macro Social Systems
Outline the three macro systems theories discussed in Chapter 12 of your textbook (functionalism, conflict theory, and interactionism). Describe how each of these perspectives would explain the macro system problem of crime and delinquency. Which approach do you support the most? Explain your reasoning.
Guided Response: Review several of your classmates’ posts. Provide a substantive response to at least two of your peers who chose an approach different from yours. Discuss research evidence that indicates that your approach is better than the approaches selected by your peers.