Three theories of criminal behavior
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 the course instructional materials or outside scholarly sources.
Paper must be double spaced, 11 or 12 pt font and 1” margins all around.
All APA 7th edition format requirements must be followed (cover page, in text citations, reference page). Refer to APA/UMGC – learning resources found in the content page of this course.
You must have resources to support your thoughts/opinions/information. These must be cited both in text as well as at the end of the document. Your paper should not contain direct quotes, sourccdsed material must be paraphrased.