Students will analyze the function of social institutions as agents of social control across differing societies and times. Analyze the function of social institutions in society; include family, education, religion, economy, government/politics, health care, and media. Evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of various social institutions. Evaluate other possible social institutions such as sports and science. Analyze the functions and inequalities of the criminal justice system in relationship to a societys construct of crime and punishment. Explain the role of total institutions. Analyze the resocialization process.