Criminological Perspectives

Write a 1,050–1,400 word essay that addresses the following:

First, describe the core arguments of each of the following criminological perspectives:

  • Trait (biological/psychological)
  • Social (structure/process)
  • Classical/Choice (deterrence)

Second, support an argument for which of the two sentencing models (determinate or indeterminate) you feel is most likely to be effective at addressing crime from each of the three perspectives.

Finally, based on the totality of information you’ve gathered, which sentencing model do you believe is likely to have the greatest potential to reduce crime and why?

Include an introductory and concluding paragraph and use examples to support your discussion.

Format your work consistent with APA guidelines and be sure to include a title and reference page.

Cite a minimum of three reliable sources within the body of your paper using in-text citations where appropriate.

USE ONLY ACADEMIC SOURCES: Use Google Scholar, JSTOR, textbooks, and/or .gov websites to keep the true academic sources in your papers. TURNITIN MUST BE UNDER 20%

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