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Sociology
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SOCI 135
Professor
Hocin Fetni

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SOCI 135 Class 3 09/05/2013 The paper: 1. Must have thesis, which is what position you take “the death penalty does not work as a deterrent because…”  Statement of purpose—you are trying to prove with your thesis statement 2. Refer to history if you want and/or concepts, theories, or whatever is relevant to the thesis 3. How to use the above direction (#2) to argue your thesis 4. Conclusion Note: often students like to start with history; take a sentence to link one sentence to the next; write in  chunks; write a paper that is relevant to your own personal interests; MUST HAVE BOOKS; acknowledging  that there are other viewpoints that may be flawed Sources of law in the US: Federal vs. State law Federal law:  Constitution (anything that deals with civil rights or liberties); can deal with interstate laws, crimes against  the US Laws enacted by Congress Precedent: decisions of US Supreme Court▯ precedents help us interpret issues that arise that aren’t in the   constitution to things the document does not cover Note: Constitution is 
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