Deterrence and rational choice theory

Deterrence and rational choice theory

Order Description

•What theory do both papers test? Describe the theory in your own words to demonstrate your thorough understanding of it.

•Compare and contrast the two empirical studies. What parts of the theory do they test? To what extent are their findings complementary or contradictory? Use the book references for deterrence and rational choice (in text citations)

Use both articles and the two references provided:

?Ward, D., Stafford, M., & Gray, L. (2010) Rational Choice, Deterrence, and Theoretical Integration. :Journal of Applied Social Psychology. Mar2006, Vol. 36 Issue 3, p571-585. 15p. 4 Charts. DOI:10.1111/j.0021-9029.2006.00061.x

Paternoster, R., and Pogarsky, G., (2009) Rational Choice, Agency and Thoughtfully Reflective Decision Making: The Short and Long-Term Consequences of Making Good Choices. Journal of Quantitative Criminology. Jun2009, Vol. 25 Issue 2, p103-127.

Bernard, T., Snipes, J., Gerould, A. (2010). Vold’s Theoretical Criminology (6th ed.). New York. Oxford University Press.

Cullen, F., Agnew, R., & Wilcox, P. (2014). Criminological Theory: Past to Present. Essential Readings (5th ed.). New York: Oxford University Press.

Paper should introduce both articles being reviewed along with an abstract.

Paper’s theme or key idea is completely developed 2) the ideas are clear, well defined and unique, 3) the argument is cogent with numerous original, points fully developed.

The paper contains both the appropriate quality and quantity of thought provoking ideas to fully support and address the topic as required

It is important that you actively compare and contrast the papers, rather than simply summarizing each one separately.

Synthesize the main findings of both papers and discuss how they contribute to the advancement of the theory.

critically evaluate the substance of a scholarly criminal justice article.

Use proper APA style writing, in text citations with page and paragraph numbers.
Properly format your paper. It should be 5–6 pages, double-spaced with 12-point font and 1-inch margins. All sources must be cited properly in the text and in the references using APA style.


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