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SOC 236 - Criminology (WO)

Planning Your Approach

In your gun debate assignment you will create an argument for either a gun rights advocacy group or a gun control advocacy group. Your debate points have to be supported by evidence and sound argument. To see an example of an online debate, check out the New York Time's Room for Debate.

This site takes a controversial topic and lets people debate their side of the issue. For example, Is the NSA Surveillance Threat Real or Imagined? Notice how all the debaters provide evidence to support their topic by linking to their sources. For your debate, you will gather your sources ahead of time and compile them into an annotated bibliography.