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v Define and explain the difference between criminology and criminal justice.
v Criminology is related to the study of deviance. Explain in detail how criminology, deviant behaviors and crime overlap.
v Provide a detailed definition of the consensus view of crime, the conflict view of crime, and the interactionist view of crime. Compare and contrast these three perspectives.
v Explain in detail what ethical issues should criminologists consider when conducting criminological research and why should these issues be considered?
v What are the characteristics of a high-risk lifestyle and how do these characteristics contribute to one’s risk of victimization?
v Discuss the four basic concepts in common between routine activities theory and the lifestyle approach, and provide three predictions shared by both theories.
v Discuss the origin of rational choice theory and its basic assumptions.
v Some argue that violence is a matter of choice and it is a rational process that serves a purpose. Discuss your thoughts related to this.
v Explain in detail the goals of violence?
v Despite efforts to punish criminals and make them fear crime, there is little evidence that the fear of apprehension and punishment alone can reduce crime rates. How can this discrepancy be explained?