In response to the questions framed below, you are expected to respond with a short reflection paper of 2-3 double-spaced pages, times new roman point 12 font.
In this short reflection, we expect you to synthesize and reflect on readings and lecture material to respond to the prompt. You can draw on material from outside class, but it is not necessary.
Question: Consider the ways in which being labeled as a criminal has economic, social, and psychological consequences. How is the labeling as criminal or “illegal” related to issues of race and discrimination? What makes labels deeply sociological? Think about D. Pager’s and R. Gonzalez’s main arguments and see how their claims help us visualize the ways in which being labeled as a “criminal” or “illegal” deeply impact people’s everyday lives.
Here are the two readings for the reflection:
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