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Sociology: Writing About a Social Problem

Writing About a Sociological Issue

Social Problem

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
  • Airport Security
  • Alcoholism
  • Anorexia Nervosa
  • Binge Drinking
  • Birth Control
  • Bullying
  • Child Abuse
  • Climate Change
  • Cyberbullying
  • Date Rape
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug Abuse
  • Eating Disorders
  • Equal Pay
  • Excessive Force by Law Enforcement
  • Gay Rights
  • Genetically Modified Food
  • Gun Control
  • Gun Rights
  • Hate Crime
  • Healthcare Reform
  • Hunger
  • Identity Theft
  • Illegal Immigration
  • Legaization of Cannabis
  • Mass Shootings
  • Minimum Wage
  • NRA
  • Obamacare (Affordable Care Act)
  • Obesity
  • Police Brutality
  • Pollution
  • Poverty
  • Racial Profiling
  • Racism
  • Rape
  • Recycling
  • Same-sex Marriage
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Single Parenting
  • Stereotyping
  • Suicide
  • Teen Pregnancy
  • Terrorism
  • Texting While Driving
  • Vigilantism
  • Violence in Schools
  • Violence in Workplace
  • Voting Rights