In sociology, it is important to understand how to analyze a social problem using the micro and macro analytic perspectives. In an essay (1,000-1,500 words) you will analyze the problem of human trafficking.
Use the following analytic framework to construct your essay. Required: a minimum of three scholarly sources to support the analysis (your text can be one source). Be sure this is an integrated, fully developed essay (e.g., do not simply provide a response in each category of the analytic framework below). As with all analytic essays, you should have a well-formulated introduction and conclusion.
1. Problem Statement about Human Trafficking
In this section of the essay, encapsulate the essence of the social problem of What is the social problem?
What is the extent, scope, and severity of this problem? (Use your text or other scholarly sources to support your description of the problem.) Briefly summarize the negative consequences of this problem to society as a whole and/or to specific groups of people. Why is it important to understand and address this social problem? Why change the status quo?
1. Vision of Change and Goal Clarification
What is the envisioned change as it relates to the social problem of Human Trafficking?
In this section of the essay, briefly describe what things would “look like” if the social problem were effectively addressed, minimized, eliminated, or if prevention steps were taken to alleviate undesirable consequences of the problem. What are specific goals to achieve the desired change (e.g., test and implement local programs to address and reduce the problem). Who stands to gain or lose if the envisioned change is realized?
2. Historical Background and Current Conditions
What contextual factors influence this social problem?
1. Possible Directions to Achieve Desired Change
What is needed to achieve the vision of change and address the identified social problem?
1. Future Prospects: Suggested Strategies to Alleviate the Problem