Hollywood has always had an affinity for the criminal justice system. Every year, hundreds
of films and television shows that depict various aspects of the criminal justice system are
produced. Some of the most
Social Learning Theory explains how theorists such as Edwin Sutherland believed crime is
a result of learning behaviors associated with criminal activity. As a result, Sutherland
developed the Differential Association Theory that includes 9 Principles of
After reading the chapters on Domestic Violence, Homicide, Sex Offenses, discuss what we can
do as a society to prevent said crimes from re-occurring.
The foremost thing we can do as a society to prevent domestic violence, homicide and sex
offences from r
Discuss some of the research concerning the age - crime relationship. What are some of the
factors that affect a persons propensity to commit crime?
One widely accepted and probably the oldest view in Criminology is that ones involvement in
Which social process theory does the best job of explaining adult criminality?
Which social process theory does the best job of explaining juvenile
delinquency? (These cannot be the same theories.) What do both of these
theories have in common?
Week 2 discussion
The course material discusses a number of causes of violent crime. Which of
these causes seems the most useful in explaining violent crime? If you were a
police chief, what would you do to address the problem of violent crime in
Week 4 discussion
With the rapidly increasing advances in computer technology have come
equally dramatic increases in forms of criminality that exploit, in one way or
another, the computerization of modern society. Describe what you believe to
be the thre
Week 1 discussion
Criminologists use several sources of information for measuring crime. Describe each of
these, and then present your view on which type of source is the most useful. Explain
Three main sources of information for measuring
Week 3 discussion
The history of property crime goes back to the earliest days of human
existence. The same cannot be said of enterprise crime, many forms of which
have only recently emerged. Describe the type of property crime that you
believe is most se
If you were given the power to reform one aspect of the criminal justice
system, which aspect would you choose, and how would you reform it? Be
specific, and explain the basis for your judgment.
I would implement implicit bias training for all fede
What is a theory? Provide an example from an ordinary life circumstance not
discussed in the course material to illustrate the concept of a theory.
A theory is an idea or set of ideas that is meant to explain something. Often times, it
"Describe the differences between criminal justice and criminology. Discuss the various
roles of the criminologist, and indicate which role you believe to be most useful in
addressing the crime problem."
Criminology and criminal justice are two terms used