Project #12167 - Criminal Justice 205

Assignment 2 [Criminological Theories]

There are hundreds of theories why people commit crimes. Your job is to choose a few articles and apply as many theories to the behavior as you can.

 

ASSIGNMENT 2 

In this assignment you will work individually within this forum.
Each student must choose 2 articles from the listed (links are below).
 
Each article describes some form of deviant behavior or some group of deviants that can be identified.
Your job is to apply as many valid criminological theories to the deviant(s) or criminal behavior as you can.

Within this forum you can discuss the assignment, your articles, and the theories you intend on applying.

You may use other outside materials/research but you must site your sources.

For example, if you choose the article on Tiger Woods' infidelity and you find a source that says Tiger has the supermale gene (XYY), you may choose to apply the chromosome theory to his deviance and support this theory with your citation. Some articles lend themselves to more research than others.

Grading: 

Each student will compete to name and apply the most theories for the 2 articles they choose.
For each article, the student that applies the most theories with valid explanations wins!
- Only valid and supported theories will be accepted and count toward your total.
- Theories can only be used once per article unless further explanation is given.
- If there is a tie between 2 students, I will judge the submissions on the clarity, creativity, and general applicability of the theories used.

In addition to your grade on the assignment (5% of final grade), up to 10 extra credit points on the first exam will be awarded to the winning students. Your work in the forums may also be recognized with additional extra credit points, at my discretion.

SUBMISSIONS: 
The assignment is due WEDNESDAY, September 18th at Noon.

CHOOSE 2 FROM THESE 12 ARTICLES: 


  1. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/09/03/skokie-burglar-apologizes_n_705398.html

 

  1. http://www.youngwitness.com.au/story/1752784/revealing-start-to-mad-monday/

 

  1. http://www.buzzfeed.com/h2/shfke/jessicamisener/27-people-who-have-made-a-huge-mistake

 

  1. http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2013/9/3/naacp-kkk-leadersmeettodiscussraceissues.html

 

  1. http://www.time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,1966476,00.html

 

  1. http://blogs.desmoinesregister.com/dmr/index.php/2013/09/03/armed-mobile-home-resident-foils-burglary-attempt/article

 

  1. http://www.wkyc.com/news/article/312912/45/Man-wears-sign-apologizing-for-threatening-police

 

  1. http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2010/05/woman-invented-kidnap-hoax-to-avoid-telling-parents-she-would-not-graduate-from-ucla-police-say.html

 

  1.  http://abcnews.go.com/US/parents-cannot-regain-custody-children-nazi-inspired/story?id=11334970

 

  1. http://www.salon.com/life/broadsheet/2010/03/25/the_male_brain

 

  1. http://www2.ljworld.com/news/2010/aug/25/ku-students-warned-date-rape-dangers/

 

  1. http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-10300915-93.html?tag=mncol;txt

 

 

 

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