Project #57408 - Criminology

PROJECT OVERVIEW

For this assignment, you will research and examine a serial killer's life and the relationship between the criminal acts and criminology theory. 

My assigned serial killer is: CHARLES MANSON

Part I: Background Research on Criminology

In the background research section of your report, define and describe the following components of criminology:

  • What is criminology?
  • Compare and contrast several of the most common criminological theories.
    • How do these theories differ?
    • Are there major themes or elements consistent among each of the theories you researched?
  • Describe research methods that are used in criminology.

Part II: Serial Killer Profile

In the serial killer profile section of your report, you must provide responses for each of the components listed below:

  • The subject's early childhood, adolescence, and adult years.
  • Information on incidents that may have influenced his or her criminal behavior.
  • Details of the crime or crime(s) that the offender committed. Make certain to provide enough detail so that a reader unfamiliar with your subject will understand the magnitude of the crime.
  • Discussion about the prosecution, sentencing, and final disposition.
  • Description of how criminological theories and methods researched in Part I, and discussed throughout the course, relate to your researched serial killer.
    • Determine internal factors that could have predisposed the subject to commit the crime(s).
    • Describe external factors, if any, that were present that may have influenced the subject to commit the crime(s).
    • Is there a theory or theories that can explain or provide a rationale for the actions of the killer? Explain.
    • Does the behavior of the serial killer match the criminological theories that you researched and learned about in class?

Part III: Reflection on Criminology 
After conducting your research on criminology and a selected serial killer, provide a written response on why you believe it is important to be able to differentiate among criminological theories in order to assess criminal behavior motives.

 

DELIVERABLES

You must include a reference page citing the resources used to conduct your research and use APA formatting.

Part I: Background Research on Criminology

Submit a 2 or 3 page maximum research paper including each of the elements listed in Part I above.

Part II: Serial Killer Profile

Submit a 5 to 7 page maximum research paper including each of the elements listed in Part II above.

Part III: Reflection on Criminology

 

Submit a 1 page maximum research paper including each of the elements listed in Part III above.

Project Due 2-13-2015

Subject Law
Due By (Pacific Time) 02/13/2015 12:00 am
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