SOC 220 Week 3 Crime in America Assignment
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Generate a chart or table that lists a variety of crime types. Your chart should include at least four types of crimes and should include violent crimes and economic crimes as two of the types. For each type of crime you list, provide a description of the cause of that type of crime. A third column on your chart should list the sociological theory that best fits what you have described as the cause of that type of crime. (See SOC-220 Lecture 3 for discussions of sociological theories about crime.)
Working from the information presented in the chart, write a synopsis (250-500 words) in which you take the next step and propose a social solution for each type of crime you identified in the chart. If, for example, one type of crime is property crime in which someone's property is taken or destroyed, you might think that the root cause is poverty and that social process theory explains this cause. Then in your synopsis, you would describe an antipoverty program that would minimize poverty in this country and thus reduce this type of crime.
Utilize the GCU Library to locate 3-6 peer-reviewed sources in support of your content.
While GCU style format is not required for the body of this assignment, solid academic writing is expected, and in-text citations and references should be presented using GCU documentation guidelines, which can be found in the GCU Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.
This assignment uses a grading rubric. Instructors will be using the rubric to grade the assignment; therefore, students should review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the assignment criteria and expectations for successful completion of the assignment.
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