Pick two specific theories and use these theories to explain a real-world criminal event or activity.
You are to find some criminal event from an online search and you must provide your professor with the website and specific aIDress for the online article that discusses this event or activity. The website for your chosen event or activity must be submitted to the instructor by the beginning of week four so that it can be verified by the professor by the close of that week. This event can be discussed in any online news or academic source (for example, an online news story, discussion in an online professional journal, an academic journal that is online, and so forth).
Upon selecting your topic event or activity, you will then identify and select two theories (for example, Social Learning Theory by Ronald Akers) to explain 3 specific issues.
Explain the issues using each theory as follows:
1.Why the specific criminal event or activity that you chose occurred;
2.How each theory can be used to predict and prevent the likelihood of a similar crime occurring in the future, both nationally and globally; and
3.Suggestions that each theory would probably give on how to process this offender (or group of offenders) through the criminal justice system (i.e., death penalty, life sentence, community supervision, treatment orientation or punitive orientation, and so on).
MyfoxTampabay.(2015) Child found dead after thrown off bridge; father arrested. Retrieved from http://www.myfoxtampabay.com/story/27788713/update-child-found-after-being-thrown-off-approach-to-the-skyway
Huffington Post (2015) Joe: Attorney John Jonchuck Out of His Mind’ In Days Prior To Allegedly Throwing Daughter From Bridge’ Retrieved from http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/01/09/john-jonchuck-out-of-his-mind_n_6442646.html