Use the reading from Chapter 2 of the textbook (pp. 65-70), the power point slides provided, the library, or any on-line resources to complete this section. Why are latent functions important?

Goals of this assignment:

Learn about Merton’s theory of manifest and latent functions
Learn how to create an on-line informational/educational blog post for public consumption
Understand the unintended consequences of purposeful action
Your task will be to explain in clear and presentable format Robert Merton’s theory of manifest and latent functions, and then choose an example from our society where there is an INTENDED purpose of something (manifest function), and the UNINTENDED consequence of that intended purpose (latent function).

Requirements and Assessment (Total of 25 points):

Introduction and definition of manifest and latent functions. Use the reading from Chapter 2 of the textbook (pp. 65-70), the power point slides provided, the library, or any on-line resources to complete this section. Why are latent functions important?
Full explanation of your example, including both the intended and unintended functions. Your example could be an institution (education, police), a technology (cell phone, traffic lights), or anything with a purpose. Also, is the unintended consequence good or bad? Explain.

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