05/31/2017 Criminology

Assignment 2: Compare Your Theories

You have read about classical, biological, and psychological explanations for criminal behavior. This assignment requires you to compare theories already explored in this module. As you prepare this assignment, you should list the tenets for each theory. Think about how they build on the previous theories and then deviate into a new explanation for behavior.


Prepare a 2- to 3-page report that compares classical, biological, and psychological theories. Your paper should:

  • Describe how these theories are both similar to and unlike one another.
  • Explain which theory is most applicable to crimes committed today.

Submission Details:

  1. Save the final report as M2_A2_Lastname_Firstname.doc.
  2. By Wednesday, May 31, 2017, submit your final presentation to the M2: Assignment 2 Dropbox.
Assignment 2 Grading Criteria
Maximum Points
Identified similarities among the three theories.
Identified differences among the three theories.
Identified and defined a theory that best fits modern crime.
Applied theoretical tenets to a theoretical application from the start till the end.
Wrote in a clear, concise, and organized manner; demonstrated ethical scholarship in the accurate representation and attribution of sources; and used accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation.