Criminal Behavior Essay
For this week’s assignment, you will write a 1-2 page essay about
criminal behavior. Be sure to address all prompts and cite your sources
in APA format. This is worth 100 points, so be thorough and give your
There are many theories which attempt to explain criminal
behavior. Human behavior is very complicated. There are many theories
because no single theory can explain every type of behavior exhibited.
Instead of focusing on specific criminal behavior, examine why people do
not engage in crime. To prepare for this week’s graded activities,
please review the study guide for this week. It will give you a brief
summation of the material for this lesson. This is not a comprehensive
list of the information, so you will still need to read the textbook.
For this week’s individual work, please respond to the following question:
- How would you explain why a person, who may
have some of the individual conditions or disorders discussed in
the chapter, as well as negative family and community influences,
refrains from becoming a violent offender?
This essay should include the following:
- An in-depth submission that should be free of spelling and grammar errors and is 1-2 pages in length.
- You will be assessed on the rationale you use in
addressing the questions/issue posted, and how well you justify your
argument regarding this issue.
- Your response must be thought-provoking, have
well-developed ideas, and should reference (per APA) any supporting
material from the text, lecture, or other sources you have used to
complete the assignment.
- Please remember that your individual work should be paraphrased. This
means you must write the paper in your own words. You must not simply
find an article and cut and paste it and submit it as your assignment.
- In addition, you should use scholarly resources
to support your claims. Quotations are acceptable, but should be used
sparingly. At least 85% of your paper should be written in your own
words. Citing your work and giving authors appropriate credit is very
important. If an idea is not your own, you must cite your work – this
includes paraphrasing. (Please refer to the school’s plagiarism policy
for more information).