There are many factors
that can be associated with the cause of violent crime. Research suggests that
some of the factors include severe mental health abnormalities, children who
are consistently exposed to violence at home, firearm availability, the independent
subculture of violence, and the socialization process, just to name a few. In
addition, it has also been found that when homicide occurs, there is often a
preexisting relationship that is present. Some relationships include a romantic
relationship, narcotic seller/narcotic buyer relationship, or a gang rivalry.
Despite the understanding of the aforementioned, criminal justice professionals
still have difficulty controlling homicides. Review Chapter 10 in your primary
text, and watch the video Murder
Capital USA Ganglands of Chicago, which discusses the
high murder rates in Chicago and focuses on contributing factors (Siegel, 2015;
Danzo1212, 2013). In your paper,
·Critique a criminological theory that explains
why homicides occur.
·Discuss ways to decrease and control homicides
in the United States.
·Discuss some of the factors of focus of the
various sociological schools of crime causation that explain why murder occurs.
Your paper must
·Be three to five double-spaced pages in length
(not including title and references pages) and formatted according to APA style
as outlined in the ashford
·Include a separate title page with the
o Title of paper
o Student’s name
o Course name and number
o Instructor’s name
o Date submitted
·Use at least five scholarly sources in addition
to the course text and the article being evaluated.
·Document all sources in APA style as outlined in
the Ashford Writing Center.
·Include a separate references page that is
formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.