Utilizing the Conflict Perspective given in our “Major Sociological Perspectives” Handout, demonstrate a firm grasp of the perspective by providing examples via the contemporary social issue of domestic violence.

In other words, what social groups (examples may include men, women, courts, law enforcement, medical institutions, attorneys, religious institutions) exercise their power/influence at the expense of other groups. Tell me how and why particular groups battle for leverage and power!

Once again, the assignment is to explain Conflict Theory by utilizing examples related to various issues associated with domestic violence. (Answers should be between 500 – 700 words) This is the conclusion of Part I.

After you complete the above listed assignment, you’ll be required to post two (2) replies to two (2) different classmates’ postings. (You must first post your own assignment before replying to a classmates posting.) Responses need to articulate why you do or do not agree with the posting. Articulate and substantiate your rationale by providing relevant examples from the macro-social institutions (religion, economy, gov’t, education, health care, etc.) but remain focused upon the content. (Answers should be a minimum of 200 words) This is the conclusion of Part II.

Make sure your response is posted as a reply to my original message. You can do so by clicking the “Reply” box at the bottom of this post.

This Discussion Topic will have two due dates. Part I will be your initial posting explaining the Conflict Perspective via domestic violence which is due by Friday Oct. 21st. Part II is your response to a classmates’ posting (remember, you’re required to respond to 2 postings) and is due by the following Friday Oct. 28th.

I will monitor these assignments periodically and provide guidance and assistance when needed. You can expect feedback and grades to be posted by Tuesday Nov. 01st.

Remember, there is no “right” or “wrong” answer. I’m looking for your ability to articulate the conflict perspective by incorporating various issues associated with domestic violence.