The objective of the final paper is to formulate a sociological research questio


The objective of the final paper is to formulate a sociological research question on a legal
topic, and then apply sociological theories to address the research question. The purpose of
the project is for you to master two or three sociological perspectives on a particular legal
topic.
Research question: Considering Scott V. Sandford (1848), why weren’t Dred Scott and his family granted freedom even though he had a legal right to freedom under the law [insert: what law]?
Problem statement (literature review)
1. Part or paragraph 1: Argument he was simply taken advantage of because he was literate
2. Part or paragraph 2: Argument free states were also white supremacist states, not just slave states
Theorist 1: Du Bois


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