Criminology: Theory and Practice


Order type: EssaySubject: CriminologyAcademic level: UndergraduateStyle: APA

You will be required to:Critically analyse a biological/psychological theory focusing on the discussion of whether:• the science supports the theory, and• the evidence suggests limitations of the theory (i.e., rational choice theory may be more relevant to some crimes than others).Find and present one peer-reviewed journal article that supports this theory and one that does not support the theory. In your own words, describe the theory and summarise and integrate the empirical evidence. Be sure to outline the principle tenets that were supported and those that were not.After analysing the theory, discuss whether this theory should influence crime control policies and explain the rationale for your answer.You must use only peer-reviewed articles from journals such as Criminology, Criminology and Public Policy, Justice Quarterly, or Police Quarterly. You are not limited to these journals, but are specifically restricted from using Wikipedia or similar websites (see Additional resources for more information).Your essay should:• thoroughly and accurately explain the theory you have chosen• accurately and concisely describe the articles and their findings• discuss how each article supports or refutes specific tenets of the theory• provide concluding remarks on whether or not the theory should be considered when creating crime control policies, ensuring your concluding remarks are supported by the arguments you provided throughout your essay.Submission detailsYour submission must not exceed 1000 words (+/- 10%, not including the references).Your essay must be in APA format, including:• double-spaced in 12-point font• title page• proper citations adhering to APA conventions• reference list adhering to APA conventions.Assessment criteria1. Summary of theory.2. Discussion of supporting articles(s).3. Discussion of refuting articles(s).4. Conclusions.5. Style (grammar, sentence construction, APA style).