Assignment 1: Violent Crimes and Property Crimes
Assume that you have been asked to present information about the theories on the increase in property and violent crimes in Centervale. The rationale for criminal behavior varies. It is important to recognize and identify the explanations for each type of behavior so that the best policies are developed.
By Saturday, June 10, 2017, complete this assignment in a minimum of 250 words and post your responses to the Discussion Area. Your responses should include answers to the following questions:
- Which two theoretical explanations would you choose for property crimes and which two theories for violent crimes?
- Why do these crimes require different theoretical explanations?
- Why did you select these theories?
By Wednesday, June 14, 2017, read all of your classmates’ postings and respond to at least two of your classmates’ posts. As you read about the theoretical explanations your classmates have chosen, you should use the tenets of the theories to elucidate the explanations further or clarify why you chose another explanation.
Discussion Grading Criteria and Rubric
All discussion assignments in this course will be graded using a rubric. This assignment is worth 40 points. Download the discussion rubric and carefully read it to understand the expectations.