For this Assignment, you will be examining the major theories of crime causation. Write a minimum of 5 pages supporting why crime occurs according to certain theories.
Select at least two theories. We will be using Choice Theories and Trait Theories for this assignment. Be sure to:
Describe the basic elements of each theory, including what the theory considers to be the major factors that cause crime.
Compare and contrast the similarities and differences between these two theoretical perspectives.
Describe any improvements that are needed to enhance each theory. (For example, you might discuss the belief that certain research designs are needed in order to generate necessary information in criminologist inquiry; or the belief that new theories are needed altogether; or the belief that components of certain theories should be integrated or combined to form a ‘new and improved’ theory; or finally, you may believe that new questions need to be asked regarding the causation of crime.)
In addition to fulfilling the specifics of the Assignment, a successful paper must also meet the following criteria:
• Include a cover page and references page. Your assignment will be a minimum of 7 pages.
• Viewpoint and purpose should be clearly established and sustained
• Writing should be well ordered, logical, and unified, as well as original and insightful
• Your work should display superior content, organization, style, and mechanics.
• Appropriate citation style should be followed
You should also make sure to:
• Include an introductory and concluding paragraph and demonstrate college-level communication through the composition of original materials in Standard American English
• Use examples to support your discussion
• Cite all sources on a separate reference page at the end of your paper and cited within the body of your paper using SPA format. You will need a minimum of 3 sources.