Thinking Analysis (40 points)
TCOs: 1: Defining deviance,types of deviance
4: Criminal behavior, violence
Shepard, a young homosexual man who was a student at the University of Wyoming,
died on October 12, 1998, of severe injuries received from a brutal and
prolongedattack by two other young men he met in a bar 6 days earlier.Shepardâs
two attackers were Aaron McKinney and Russell Henderson, to whom he admitted he
was gay.Pretending to befriend him, they instead transported him to a rural
area, tied him to a barbed wire fence, tortured and beat him, and then left
him.Many hours later,a passerby found him clinging to life.He died in the
hospital within the week.McKinney and Henderson, in possession of a bloodied
gun and some of Shepardâs possessions, were arrested following his death and
charged with murder.At trial, they first claimed the gay panic defense (temporary
insanity) and later argued that they had only intended to rob him but things go
out of hand.Their girlfriends testified that the two men stalked Shepard and
that both were sober.Each was convicted of felony murder and sent to prison.
became tireless advocates against gay bashing, a form of homophobia defined as
verbal and/or physical harassment or assault of people who are perceived to be
lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgendered. The word perceived is important: There have been cases where someone makes a
misattribution of anotherâs sexual orientation based on the cultural stereotype
of homosexuality and aggresses against the target erroneously.
this case using course concepts we have studied so far.Write an essay that
contains at least these three components: how deviance occurred, what kind(s)
of deviance occurred, and at least one theoretical perspective that you think
has good explanatory power with respect to this case.
If you use the text or external resources,
remember to use APA citations in the body of your essay and in the corresponding
references section at the end of the essay.Reminder:You cannot use Wikipedia or
the websites of other universities.
Create a Microsoft Word document, using
double-spacing, paragraphs, and subheadings for each component.
There is no set length for your essay,
although 500 words or more will probably be needed to provide sound analysis.
Carefully edit your essay for grammar and
spelling errors and for presentation style.
This assignment is
due by1 minute before midnight on the last Sunday of Week 3.Please submit it
through the Week 3 Dropbox.
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