TOPIC: Racism and the criminal justice systemStudents may pick any topic that deals with any social issue from the course materials or lectures. Students are required to write a sociological paper that is analytical and critical. Itis imperative to note that the writing of a sociological paper requires the primary use of scholarly sociological sources, such as sociological scholarly journals, sociological books, and sociological edited collections. The paper MUST include a minimum of FIVE sociological scholarly sources (books, scholarly journal articles) NOT including the course text book and relevant course materials.Students should also note that the research paper is a SOCIOLOGICAL paper that requires SOCIOLOGICAL analysis. Scholarly sources are required to be limited to sociological sources. SScholarly sociological sources that are ACCEPTABLE are the following:Race and ethnicity journals and booksFeminist and Women’s Studies journals and books Sociology journals and booksCommunications journals and booksCriminology journals and booksSociology of Education journals and booksSociology of the Family journals and booksSociology of Work and Occupations journals and booksSociology of Health and IllnessPolitical science journals and booksPolitical economy journals and booksHistory journals and booksbe sure that your sources are SOCIOLOGICAL and NOT psychological, medical or derived from popular mainstream media. Papers that are written from a psychological, medical or mainstream popular media perspective will automatically be assigned a failing grade.