Elements Of Crime

Writing Assignment #1

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Read the following news article: Two Biscayne Park cops plead guilty to framing black teen

Based on the theories you have learnt, write a two-page (double spaced) paper on the case provided to you. This assignment is built upon the theories you learnt in Module 1. It will help you evaluate your knowledge of the concepts you are expected to have learnt at the end of this module. It will help you describe theories and apply them to real life situations.

Your paper should discuss the elements of crime and recognize the origins of criminal behavior depicted in this case. Using two different views of crime and two different explanations of crime in the context of different criminological schools of thought, explain the crime that officers Charlie Dayoub and Raul Fernandez, (the offenders) committed.

Your paper should address all the significant theoretical concepts of the case. Points will be awarded based on the following criteria:

Concept Points
Identification of the type of crime .5
Theoretical explanation of why the offender may have committed the crime 1.5
Plagiarism (More than 30%) – If you copy and paste more than 30% without giving credit your score will be ‘0’ for the first incident. If you repeat and it is your second incident, you will be reported to the Office of Academic Affairs. –       7
Excessive quotations – More than two sentences –       1 for each quotation
Demonstrate the nexus between crime and prosecution 1
Explanation of the crime from two different perspectives purported by two different theories of crime 3
Grammar and other language mechanics, length, submission on time, and format 1
Total 7

Turnitin will be used to analyze the originality of your work. APA in-text citations and references are required for any external and textbook material provided. Excessive quotations (more quotes than your own words) will not award points.

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