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Sociology: Writing About a Social Problem

Social Problem

noun

The definition of a social problem, also called a social issue, is an undesirable condition that people believe should be corrected. 

Homelessness is an example of a social problem.

Contemporary Social Problems:

Below is a list of examples of contemporary social problems to give you an idea for writing a research paper. Check with your professor before beginning your research to make sure that the topic you selected is appropriate for your assignment.

*YOU ARE NOT REQUIRED TO USE ONE OF THESE TOPICS; THEY ARE EXAMPLES.

Abortion

Genetically Modified Food Poverty
Airport Security Gun Control Racial Profiling
Alcoholism Gun Rights Racism

Anorexia Nervosa

Hate Crime Rape
Binge Drinking Healthcare Reform Recycling and Conservation
Birth Control Homelessness Same-sex Marriage
Bullying Hunger Sexual Harassment
Child Abuse Identity Theft Single Parenting
Climate Change Illegal Immigration Stereotyping
Cyber Bullying (cyberbullying) Legalization of Marijuana Suicide
Date Rape Mass Shootings Teen Pregnancy
Domestic Violence Minimum Wage Terrorism
Drug Abuse NRA Texting While Driving
Eating Disorders Obama Care (Affordable Care Act) Vigilantism
Equal Pay Obesity Violence in Schools
Excessive Force by Law Enforcement Police Brutality Voting Rights
Gay Rights Pollution Workplace Violence