Learning Objectives

1. Explain how the sociological perspective expands upon the individual perspective toward social problems.
2. Identify patterns in how the sociological perspective explains the social problems discussed in earlier chapters.
3. Describe the root cause of a social problem explored in this book and explain why people rarely connect that cause with the problem.
4. Recognize how all individuals bear some responsibility for a given social problem, even if they have not directly experienced or perpetrated it.