Theories of Crime Project

Theories of Crime

Imagine you are a criminologist. Select one of the following crimes: school violence, robbery, murder, driving under the influence (DUI), or retail theft (shoplifting).

Create a 3- to 4-page report in a Microsoft Word document that includes the responses to the following:

Using one of the following theories of crime causation; Strain, Rational Choice and Labeling, explain why your selected crime occurs.

Explain why your selected theory explains the criminal activity. Does it explain all occurrences of this crime? Why or why not?

Explain how you would empirically test your selected criminological theory to see if the theory proved correct. Provide a detailed account for your testing method.

Describe the steps you can take, or program you can create, to address the causes behind the criminal activity and reduce its occurrence.

Submission Details:
•Support your responses with examples.
•Cite any sources in APA format.


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