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PROJECT 1: COMPARISON OF THE ROOT CAUSES OF CRIME
You are working as a criminal justice research specialist assigned to a special crime reduction task force. The officials would like a report from you on three main theories as they relate to criminal behavior. The focused crimes are personal assault, robbery, burglary, and theft. While race and ethnicity are not factors, there may be other identifiable factors or theories that motivate or predict a personal propensity to criminal behavior. Your assignment is to:
Discuss in detail the risk factors and explanations for each of the following: social, biological and psychological theories of criminal behavior.
Compare and contrast each of the theories, determining which is the most likely to be the primary contributor to criminal activity.
Collectively, these comparisons must be supported by at least three (3) cited sources from outside scholarly sources.
(Note: “Scholarly” sources include articles from professional journals —and other professional publications, textbooks, professional association sponsored websites, etc. Not included are blogs, commercial websites and/or anything from Wikipedia.)