Writing Assignment Three

Based on the theories you have learned, write a two-page, double spaced paper on the case located below. This assignment is to build upon the theories that you have learned in Module 3. It will help you evaluate your knowledge of the concepts you are expected to have learned at the end of this module. It will help you describe theories and apply them to real life situations.

Your paper should discuss the elements of crime and recognize the origins of criminal behavior depicted in this case. Using two different views of crime and two different explanations of crime in the context of different criminological schools of thought.

Be sure to review the grading rubric before starting this assignment. The contents of the paper should be tailored to fulfilling the requirements set out in the grading rubric.

Writing Tips:

Below are some tips and a resource that will help all of you on the writing assignments.

1. Use the grading rubric as an outline guide for your paper.

2. The main purpose of the writing assignments is to demonstrate that you understand the theories well enough to apply them to real world situations. For the "Explanation of the

crime from two different perspectives purported by two different theories of crime" part of the grading rubric, I would suggest that you choose two different theories that you have read

about and are applicable to the article that is given for the respective writing assignment.

Next, I would advise using the following format for each theory: state the theory, provide a definition, and apply the tenets of the theory to the case/situation in the article. Follow the

same format for the second theory that you choose.

3. To properly organize the paper, I would use headings and subheadings that have content

that is proportionate to the points awarded in the grading rubric. For example, if something is worth a total of 3 points out of 7, it should have the most content and the concepts should

be thoroughly articulated in that section. Also, remember to cite your sources and use

proper APA format for the reference page and in-text citations.

Please see link for guidance on proper APA format: https://owl.purdue.edu/owl/research_and_citation/apa_style/apa_style_introduction.html (Links to an external site.)

Please let me know if you have any questions.

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