RECENT CRIME STORY ANALYTIC “MEMO”.
identify a recent (within the last 6 months) crime story reported by a major, “reputable” news media outlet (national or international). Then, compose a 250-300 words paper that provides a summary of the crime story and its social significance.
Your paper should address the following prompts:
• Briefly describe what has occurred.
• Why does this crime story warrant in-depth examination?
• Describe the story’scontribution (or significance) to ourunderstanding of crime from a sociological standpoint.
o Why does this contribution matter?
• Use one of the theories we have discussed in the course so far to explain the “criminal behavior” or crime that has occurred.