Theories of Crime

Theories of Crime

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Pick a recent crime trend in the U.S., such as a city or national event. Apply one or more theories of crime learned in the course to explain the crime, including any underlying behavioral, social and structural causes. Use these theories to recommend crime control policies and any social changes that are necessary, citing relevant research proving such steps have been proven to work. For example, they can range from crime prevention programs to policing and incarceration policies. Also offer a range of solutions to solve this problem.

Here is one of the required readings that you will need to get information from. This is not included in the 4 additional resources.
Akers, R., & Sellers, C. (2012). Criminological Theories: introduction, Evaluation, and Application (6th edition). New York, NY: Oxford University Press.
Please let me know what theory or theories you plan on using so I can send you lecture notes to apply to the paper.
Brief format of paper:
1. State the problem and event 2. State which theories explains the crime problem (this should be in a thesis form) 3. Explain each theory (should have citations) 4. Apply the theory to the event 5. Offer policy that is more effective than current policy (should have citations on successful programs, etc.) 6. Discuss strengths and weaknesses of the theories in explaining the crime event, etc.

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