Describe the Selected Problem***********
Identify a social problem (a problem that affects many people) that has either affected you personally, someone close to you, or a community to which you belong, and which you feel needs to be addressed. Include some research on the problem—how many people are affected? What are some of the negative effects that stem from this problem? (For example, if you select violence, you might research PTSD among victims of violence, the number of lives lost, etc. If you select a certain type of cancer, how widespread is it? How does it affect those who are diagnosed and their loved ones?) Sample ideas might range from abandoned/vacant housing, to homelessness, to air pollution, bullying, college loan or credit card debt, contaminated water, discrimination, domestic violence, health care (such as access to, or quality of available), identity theft, mental illness (discrimination against, or access to mental health care, etc.), political corruption, poverty, violence (mass shootings, urban violence, etc.) or unemployment… the list of possibilities would be endless!
****2. Research Relevant Existing Laws***********
Research state or federal laws and/or Supreme Court rulings pertaining to your issue and report what you learned, with proper citations. (For example, for cancer, you might focus on laws surrounding the regulation of products that may increase that type of cancer, or laws regulating the standard of treatment/medical care for patients, etc.)3. Analyze the Effects of Existing Laws***********
Provide a consideration of the intended and unintended effects (both positive and negative) of the law(s)/court rulings that you had identified. Do you think these specific laws/court rulings are effective at addressing your chosen social problem, and more generally, do you think legal system can effectively address your identified social problem (for example, through the creation of new/additional laws)? Why or why not? Are there any specific legal changes you would recommend? Incorporate course concepts in your analysis.