1) If I was a sociologist, out of the three main sociological perspectives I would most likely prefer to apply functional analysis to the real world event, since I am a very sympathetic person. I believe functionalism brings people together, no matter the differences and I like the idea of people depending on each other. One of the quotes that I have found and liked while reading more about sociological perspectives, which made me think about functionalism more stated that “From the functionalist perspective, if all goes well, the parts of society produce order, stability, and productivity. If all does not go well, the parts of society then must adapt to produce new forms of order, stability, and productivity.” That being said, I think institutional system would be one of the great examples of functionalism because of the possible connections to many things, in addition, the organization as a whole is significant. The cycle of giving, taking, receiving is great and influential, since everything is linked; family = education = culture = economy. 2) One of the three sociological theories that is the most challenging for me to apply to the real world event would probably be the conflict theory because it mostly focuses on the negative aspects.
It is stated in one of the articles that “The capitalist class passes laws designed to benefit themselves. These same laws are detrimental to the working class. Both groups commit acts of deviance, but the system the capitalists created defines deviance differently for each group.
The criminal justice system judges and punishes each group differently.” I certainly do not believe that is the right thing to do, nor do I agree with such sociological theory, especially because I personally believe in equality. I have also read that many critics complain about the conflict theory disregarding “how shared values and the way in which people rely on each other help to unify the society”, which is one of the important parts to look for while looking into societies.