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Assignment Type: Individual Project Deliverable Length: 4-6 pages Points Possible: 125 Due Date: 5/30/2010 11:59 PM CT Some criminal justice students...

In a 4–6-page essay, discuss at least 3 policies on the left-hand side below, and discuss which of the theories on the right-hand side might have influenced these policies. The policies and theories are not listed in any particular order, and any policy could be related to any of the theories on the list. You may also use other polices not listed, as long as you relate these policies to the ideas found in the theories column. As you answer each question, you must provide support or evidence that will enhance and empirically prove your answers. Academic criminal justice articles or real-life criminal justice findings that are found in journals or other academic sources must be used in supporting your answers. Please use APA format for all cited sources, including your reference page.

Policies Theories
Midnight basketball programs Differential association theory
police athletic leagues Social control theory
Weed and seed programs Neutralization theory
Diversion programs (drug courts, etc.) Strain theory
Expunging of records Labeling theory
Graffiti reduction programs The classical school of criminology
Neighborhood watch programs Social disorganization theory
D.A.R.E. broken Windows theory
Prison rehabilitation programs Routine activities theory
Three strikes laws
The death penalty


Assignment Type:  Individual Project    Deliverable Length:  4–6 pages  Points Possible:  125    Due Date:  5/30/2010 11:59:59 PM  CT  Some criminal justice students have questioned the need to learn about criminological theory because it is not related to the real  world, or at least the field of criminal justice. Many students and professionals believe that the fast pace of policing neighborhoods  and the practice of investigation is a science of practicality, not of theory.  In a 4–6-page essay, discuss at least 3 policies on the left-hand side below, and discuss which of the theories on the right-hand side  might have influenced these policies. The policies and theories are not listed in any particular order, and any policy could be related  to any of the theories on the list. You may also use other polices not listed, as long as you relate these policies to the ideas found in  the theories column. As you answer each question, you must provide support or evidence that will enhance and empirically prove  your answers. Academic criminal justice articles or real-life criminal justice findings that are found in journals or other academic  sources must be used in supporting your answers. Please use APA format for all cited sources, including your reference page. Policies Theories Midnight basketball programs Differential association theory police athletic leagues Social control theory Weed and seed programs Neutralization theory Diversion programs (drug courts, etc.) Strain theory Expunging of records Labeling theory Graffiti reduction programs The classical school of criminology Neighborhood watch programs Social disorganization theory D.A.R.E. broken Windows theory Prison rehabilitation programs Routine activities theory Three strikes laws The death penalty Please submit your assignment.  
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