M4_A2 Criminology

Assignment 2: Examining Differences

In this module, we examined crimes against persons, crimes against property, and white-collar crimes. These crimes are all treated differently by the legislature as well as the media. These differences are a reflection of how society views them. As you consider these differences, you should also consider how these differences have evolved over time.

Tasks:

Prepare a 3- to 5-page report that describes all of the following points:

  • The differences in the treatment of each type of crime by the legislature. Explore the different crime levels (misdemeanor vs. felony) and different punishments.
  • The differences in the descriptions utilized by the media. How does the media depict the different types of criminals? Have there been any changes?
  • The differences in the theoretical applications for these types of crimes. How do the theories differentiate between these types of criminal behavior?

Submission Details:

  1. Save your report as M4_A2_Lastname_Firstname.doc.
  2. By Wednesday, June 14, 2017, submit your document to the M4: Assignment 2 Dropbox.
Assignment 2 Grading Criteria
Maximum Points
Identified differences between crime levels in terms of classification and punishment.
20
Analyzed the role of the media in crime depiction and descriptions.
28
Explained differences among theoretical applications.
32
Wrote in a clear, concise, and organized manner; demonstrated ethical scholarship in the accurate representation and attribution of sources; and used accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation.
20
Total:
100
0 replies

Leave a Reply

Want to join the discussion?
Feel free to contribute!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *