Choose 2 of the following theories and compare/contrast them; discuss pros and cons: Classical

CRJ 2060 Research Project

Choose one of the following topics to conduct research and write a paper in APA format. Some of the topics are very broad so you will need to narrow them down before writing the paper. See rubric in Blackboard.

1. Choose 2 of the following theories and compare/contrast them; discuss pros and cons: Classical School, Biological Theory, Psychological Theory, Social Structure Approach, Social Process Theories,

Social Conflict Theories

  1. What is and what do criminologists do?,
  2. The death penalty (Different views, different forms of execution, etc),
  3. Diet and Behavior,
  4. Genetics and crime,
  5. Gender differences in criminality,
  6. Mental illness and crime,
  7. Insanity/guilty but mentally ill,
  8. Does media, tv, video games, social media, affect crime or cause people to commit crime?
  9. Does social class/economics/education affect crime?
  10. White collar crime
  11. Organized crime
  12. Choose a serial killer. You may discuss their background, psychopathy, anti-social personality disorder, mental illness, or any opther theory that may have affected the person you chose and caused them to commit crime. Examples: Gary Ridgway, Ted Bundy, David Berkowitz, Charles Manson, etc.
  13. Choose between a public order crime or drug crime. Discuss what they are and are they victimless crimes. If it’s not a victimless crime, who is affected?
  14. Technology and crime
  15. Terrorism (Domestic or )