“Have I Record Everything I Was Supposed to?”
- Per the text, effective criminal investigators take notes of not only detailed information about the crime but generalized information that may or may not be relevant to the crime they are investigating. Refer to figure 2.15 “Recreation of a homicide shooting” in Chapter 2 of the textbook and determine the information (important and generalized) that you would take for your crime investigation report. Be sure to classify each piece of information as being either important or generalized. Provide a rationale for your chosen pieces of information and the classification to which you identified them.
- Citizen online crime reporting has become popular in recent years but it has generated some speculation on its validity. Interpret your thoughts on the validity of self-reporting by citizens, and explain the main reasons why some people question the validity of citizen online crime reporting.
- Based on Chapter 3 of the textbook, compare and contrast the following social controls: internalization of group norms and social reaction. Next, justify which social control you believe is more compelling or if you believe both social controls are equally compelling in regards to the sanctioning of behaviors associated with individuals in a social group. Justify your response.
- Chapter 4 of the textbook identifies major theories that focus on discovering the underlying causes of deviance. Review the underlying cause of biology and inherited behavior then suggest two (2) possible outcomes for each. Next, determine whether either of these underlying causes can be treated and corrected to allow an individual to align his or her thinking with the majority. Provide support for your response.