CJUS 740

CJUS 740

Discussion Assignment Instructions # 3

The student will post one thread of at least 750–850 words by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Tuesday. The student must then post 2 replies of at least 250–300 words words by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Thursday. 

For each thread, students must support their assertions with at least 4 scholarly citations in APA format.

Each reply must incorporate at least 2 scholarly citations in APA format.

Any sources cited must have been published within the last five years. The original thread must incorporate ideas and several scholarly citations from all of the Learn materials for that Module: Week. The reply posts can integrate ideas and citations from the Learn materials for other Modules: Weeks. Integrate Biblical principles in your personal thread and in all replies to peers.

Due by Tuesday 11:59a.m (Eastern Time) September 14,2021. NO LATE WORK!

Discussion Board Question #3

Measuring gang-related crime is an example of trying to measure a particular dimension of crime: motive. Other examples are hate crimes, terrorist incidents, and drug-related crimes. Specify conceptual and operational definitions for at least one of these types. Find one news article and one research report that presents an example.


King James Bible. (1970). The Holy Bible. Camden, New Jersey. Thomas Nelson, Inc.

Maxfield, M. G., & Babbie, E. R. (2018). Research methods for criminal justice and criminology (8th ed.). Boston, MA: Cengage Learning.