Choose either Option A or Option B. Formulate an initial post in which you address the points noted in the prompt for your chosen option
Option A: Native American Religion
Read the article, Indian Prisoners Claim Spiritual Needs Ignored (Links to an external site.). Then, address the following:
- Should Native Americans be able to perform their ceremonies in prison? Explain your position using evidence from the article and your textbook.
- Do inmates give up all rights when they enter prison? Does this include the right to practice their religion? Does this apply to all prisoners, or just to Native Americans?
Option B: Social Groups
There are many different kinds of social groups in the United States: clubs, fraternities, gangs, counterculture groups, online communities, etc. Identify a social group that you are part of, and then discuss which of the social control mechanisms (mentioned in section 8.4 of the textbook) are applied in your group. Why do you think these forms of social control are effective?
Your initial post should be at least 250 words in length. Support your claims with examples from the required materials and/or other scholarly sources. Cite your sources in the body of your post and provide a complete reference for each source used at the end of it.
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