Individual Assignment 3 Instructions
The global community is plagued by increasing incidence of leukemia; non-Hodgkin lymphoma; lung, colorectal, breast, pancreatic, prostate, liver, ovarian, and esophageal cancers. Other types of cancer exist but are less frequent. What is the scientific community doing to attempt to eliminate the most common forms of cancer that are ravaging society?
1. Read the course textbook’s chapter on cell division, specifically the last section on how cells become cancerous. This is context for completing Individual Assignment 3.
2. Watch the Presentation in Module/Week 9 entitled “Ways to Fight Cancer.” Notice that the presentation outlines essentially 3 approaches to fighting cancer: a) reduction of cancer risks, b) correction of cancer genes, and c) destruction of cancerous tissue.
3. Open the “10 Discoveries in the War on Cancer” document in the Assignment Instructions folder. Scan the discoveries briefly. Then, open the assignment submission link in Module/Week 9. In the text box, number from 1 to 10 for the 10 discoveries.
4. Reflect carefully on discovery 1. Would this discovery be more useful for a) reducing cancer risks, b) correcting/restoring cancer cells to normal, or c) destroying cancerous tissue? After number 1 in your list, place in parentheses the letter representing the approach to fighting cancer that will best be served by this new discovery. (More than 1 approach may be served, but which is most likely to be helped most significantly?)
5. Repeat this analysis for each of the remaining 9 discoveries. Return to the “Ways to Fight Cancer” presentation as needed for additional perspective. When finished, your entire text box must be simple: a numbered (1-10) list of letters (a), (b) or (c). The assignment is now complete.
6. Each correct association up to 8 correct answers is granted 7 points. If you get 9 or 10 out of 10, you get a perfect score (60 pts.) on the assignment.
Submit this assignment by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Monday of Module/Week 9.
This writing assignment is due by 11th of November (Sunday) at 11:55 pm (PT). See the Course Schedule.
Hirschi later moved away from his classic social control theory (1969) and collaborated with Gottfredson to propose a theory of crime based on one type of control only – self-control. Gottfredson and Hirschi (1990) present self-control theory as a general theory that explains all individual differences in the propensity to refrain from or to commit crime, including all acts of crimes and deviance, at all ages, and under all circumstances.
1. Please identify (1) the concept of self-control and (2) six elements of self-control explained by Gottfredson and Hirschi (1990) in chapter 5.
2. Discuss Changeability VS. Stability assumption of criminality: Other types of control theories, including Hirschi’s classic social control theory, assume that individual’s involvement in crime and delinquency could be changed by formal/informal social controls, whereas self-control theory proposed by Gottfredson and Hirschi (1990) argue that individual with low self-control are more likely to continue to become involved in crime throughout their lives because low self-control is a stable condition that establishes early in life. Do you agree or disagree with the argument? You can use any other sources (journal articles, books, and government documents etc.) to support your side.
After sociological positivism replaced biological positivism as the dominant force in criminology, individual correlates of crime were generally ignored in favor of social variables, such as class, culture, and urbanization. A large number of criminologists attempted to explain crime and delinquency of the urban, lower-class, and gang, while age, sex, and race are relatively ignored or simply applied to the crime differences. For example, gender differences were explained by application of a form of labeling theory, according to which the female “script” differs from that offered males. As such, age differences were interpreted as equivalent to a lower-class or deprived status (Gottfredson and Hirschi, 1990). It might appear that age, sex, race, and IQ are biological, not social variables (Gibbons, 1994).
3. No relevant psycho-sociological theories exist to explain age effect on crime. How do we interpret the age effect on crime through psycho-sociological views? (Chapter 6).
4. Please identify and explain several social consequences of low self-control, including delinquent peers, school work, employment, marriage, and family in brief (Chapter 7).
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