Criminal homework help.
Week 1 Discussion
- Classical Criminology
- Positive Criminology
The discussion assignment provides a forum for discussing relevant topics for this week on the basis of the course competencies covered.
For this assignment, make sure you post your initial response to the Discussion Area by the due date assigned.
To support your work, use your course and text readings and also use the South University Online Library. As in all assignments, cite your sources in your work and provide references for the citations in APA format.
Start reviewing and responding to the postings of your classmates as early in the week as possible. Respond to at least two of your classmates’ initial postings. Participate in the discussion by asking a question, providing a statement of clarification, providing a point of view with a rationale, challenging an aspect of the discussion, or indicating a relationship between two or more lines of reasoning in the discussion. Cite sources in your responses to other classmates. Complete your participation for this assignment by the end of the week.
This week, you reviewed several of the key theories related to the crime causation. Next week, the topics will turn to the structure of neighborhoods and cities. For this discussion, we will bridge these two topics.
- What do the terms “disorganization” and “social control” mean, in the context of the structure of an inner city?
- How do the issues of employment and income disparity impact the individuals or families living in your city or neighborhood? Provide examples to support your stand.
- The debate between classical and positive theorists centers on the offender’s motivation for criminal behavior. Positivists believe the motivation for crime often arises in response to factors beyond the offender’s control. We often hear examples such as an unemployed person who turns to crime when there’s no other way to pay the rent. How often, though, is crime really about survival? Are people stealing in order to feed their kids, or is this a myth? Cite credible research in your response.
- Considering the conclusions you reached in the previous point, discuss the policy implications of your conclusion.