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What's in this Guide?

Welcome! This guide has been created for students in Dr. Zwick's Introduction to Criminal Justice class.

The resources on these pages will help you:

  • Find background information on your topic
  • Develop a search strategy for locating sources
  • Find scholarly research articles using the library databases
  • Evaluate sources
  • Cite your sources using APA format
  • Avoid plagiarism

Your Assignment

Your assignment requires you to demonstrate an ability to apply a scientific criminological theory to a specific criminological event.

You will need to:

  • Consider a specific criminal event with a specific perpetrator.
  • Provide a brief description of the event and perpetrator.
  • Demonstrate your ability to apply a specific theory to the individual.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the personal and social variables that contribute to criminality.

You must use at least four academic sources, including websites that end in .edu, .gov, or .org.

Citations should be formatted using APA (American Psychological Association) style format.

Theories of Crime

  • Choice 
  • Conflict
  • Developmental
  • Labeling
  • Rational Choice
  • Social Learning
  • Social Process
  • Social Structure
  • Broken Windows
  • Trait
  • Victim Precipitation

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