Criminal theory

Select a criminological theory from any of the specific theories (RATIONAL CHOICE THEORY) that you have learned about this semester. You should select the theory you believe is the most valid explanation of criminal behavior. Please answer the following questions in your paper. You should use the questions as subheadings in your paper. Explain in detail why you think this theory does the best job of explaining criminal behavior. Has the theory been empirically supported? In other words, cite 3-5 studies that have tested the theory and be sure to report the findings of these studies. What policies could be implemented if the theory were to be adopted by the criminal justice system? Your paper should have a title page, abstract page, and reference page. It should be typed, 5-7 pages in length. 12-point font, and double spaced. Be sure to include a reference page citing all of your sources using the American Psychological Association 6th edition. This paper is a culmination of your learning for this semester. Be sure that the paper reflects a breadth and depth of knowledge equal to a college level evaluation of the theory.




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