Crime: An Interpretive Perspective

Course #: SY242-OC

For the Theory Analysis assignment:

You have been asked to select two articles from scholarly sociology journals on the sociology of crime. Each article should make an original contribution to sociological theory. This is a really challenging search, so I highly recommend that you make an appointment with me for help.

If you want to use an article from a non-sociology journal you will need your instructor's permission, and all articles must be submitted in .pdf format, so it's better to choose from those articles that are already in that format.

How to find good articles:

  1. Go to the Library Subject Guide for Sociology and click on "Sociology @ ProQuest. You can also use Scholar's Portal journals to do your search, or look up individual journals by title on our website here.
  2. Create your search using the drop down menus on the right side of the search boxes. My best result was for: crime (as a subject heading) AND sociolog* (as a word in the abstract) AND theor* (as a word in the abstract). This result can be narrowed to all peer-reviewed articles published after 2000, and unless they are not available in .pdf format, I could choose two of them to do this assignment.
Please note:

I have spoken to your professor before about this requirement: “You are not permitted to use articles from aggregators or indirect sources such as Proquest, LexisNexis, or any other aggregator of article”, and he agreed to allow this, so you MAY use ProQuest or other aggregators to find your article.