07 Sep Review the Crime Data Resources located in the Learning Resources this week to view the types of crimes committed in certain areas. Note: If you are an international student, you may fi
- Review the Crime Data Resources located in the Learning Resources this week to view the types of crimes committed in certain areas.
Note: If you are an international student, you may find data for your country at the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime website located in the Learning Resources this week on which to focus for this Discussion. Alternatively, you may select a state/city/community within the United States from the Bureau of Justice Statistics and/or Federal Bureau of Investigation websites.
- Review the Week 3 Case Studies document and consider the types of crimes and influencing factors associated with each of the cases presented.
- Select one case study from the Week 3 Case Studies document on which to focus for this Discussion and attempt to think like an offender by considering the circumstances and experiences the person may have had that drove them to commit a crime.
BY DAY 3
Post a summary of the case you selected and your responses to the following questions:
- Would the crime be categorized as expressive or instrumental or a combination of the two? Explain your rationale.
- What influencing factors may have contributed to the subject’s crime or criminal behavior and why?
- How might the subject have rationalized their behavior?
- Why might one person commit a crime while another person with a similar background does not? Explain your rationale.
- Would you have behaved in a similar way? Why or why not?
Note: Your post should be substantial (1 paragraph or more for each bullet point above), supported with scholarly evidence from your research and/or the Learning Resources, and properly cited using APA style.
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