Benchmark – Crime in America Table and Essay

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Create a table that lists a variety of crime types. Your table should include a minimum of four types of crimes (four rows), two violent crimes, and two economic crimes.

For each type of crime you list include the following in separate columns:

  1. An explanation for the cause of the crime.
  2. The sociological theory that best fits what you have explained as the cause of that type of crime.

In addition, separate from your table, write a paper of 250-500 words, proposing possible social solutions for each type of crime.

The table should show the type of crime, its cause, and the appropriate sociological theory to explain that type of crime.

The paper (synopsis) is the final step and proposes social solutions for each type of crime. 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. In your proposal, you might describe an anti-poverty program that would minimize poverty in this country and thus reduce this type of crime.

Use the textbook, assigned readings, the GCU Library, and any other reputable outside sources to complete the assignment. The Statistical Abstract of the U.S. Census Bureau will be very helpful. This source can be found at the U.S. Census Bureau’s website.

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 the GCU documentation guidelines, which can be found in the GCU Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin. Please refer to the directions in the Student Success Center.

Note: This assignment is a benchmark for programmatic competency 3.4: Explain

sociological theories of criminology including the role of the police, courts, and correction systems.

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