There will be one three page essay due after viewing the documentary on We are L

There will be one three page essay due after viewing the documentary on We are Legion: The Story of the Hacktivists (2012)* which is focused on the group Anonymous. Papers must be detailed enough that it is obvious you saw the entire documentary. In order to receive full credit, you must demonstrate analytical and critical thinking skills. In order to receive any credit, you must demonstrate that you have watched the assigned piece by directly referring to it.
Anonymous… are they a gang?
Who is anonymous and how/where did they get started? What are some of their activities discussed in the documentary? Describe the demographics (i.e. age, gender) of those anonymous hackers that showed up to the first physical protest/demonstration? Choose 1 positivist theory (i.e, theories that accept deviance as objectively real and distinguishable from conformity. Structural functionalism, strain theory, general strain theory, social disorganization theory, etc.) and 1 constructionist theory (i.e., theories that look at deviance as relative and constructed. Labeling, feminist theories, critical conflict theories, etc.) describe the theories in detail and then explain how they can be applied to explain the group and/or their activities. Finally, make an argument if the behavior/activities by Anonymous should or should not, be considered deviant or criminal. In other words, do you view them as a legitimate social movement group or collective deviant/criminal group that needs to be stopped? Is their political activism on the same level as physical sit-ins or is this criminal activity that needs to be prosecuted as crimes? Should they be considered a gang by law enforcement?
The assignment must be typed, double spaced, 1” margins, Times New Roman Font 12, and MUST be saved in Word format. Papers must be in ASA format for both the paper style and the reference page. Written assignments will be graded on both content and writing style. Grammar errors, spelling errors, typos, incorrect punctuation, and will be deducted from your total grade for a written assignment. Papers must be 3 full pages, not including the title and reference page (5 pages).
Video link

We Are Legion: The Story of the Hacktivists

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