You are an investigative reporter for a large news
network. You are working on a news piece identifying how theories of
crime explain specific crimes including the demographics of perpetrators
and victims. You are required to make a thirty-minute presentation to
your producers to convince them to run your story.
Choose a specific crime from the Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program at the following:
Research this crime using your textbook, the
Argosy University online library resources, and the Internet. Be sure
to include the UCR and other crime reports in your research
Based on your research, develop a presentation that addresses the following:
- Define the crime. Include both the legal definition and others as necessary.
- Summarize demographics of the crime for both the perpetrators and the victim. Be sure to cover the following:
- Socioeconomic characteristics
- Other relevant diversity issues
- Choose two theories of the causes of crime that have
been discussed and analyzed so far in the course; apply those theories
to the selected crime. Be sure to cover the following:
- Explain the type of each theory in detail.
- Discuss the development of each theory and the main theorists associated with them.
- Compare and contrast the two theories of crime
selected. Discuss the ways in which they fit with the crime and the
specific demographics associated with the crime.
- Based on your research, develop your own hypothesis
of the cause of this crime. Using the theories that you have chosen, you
can develop your own “combination” theory.
- Give valid reasons and scholarly, peer-reviewed sources in support of your theory.
You are allowed to present your theory in first person; however, be careful not to abuse this privilege.
Your presentation should include the following:
- A title slide and a reference slide (these will not count towards the total number of slides).
- At least five sentences of speaker notes for each
section to clarify anything not included in the slides. (As this is a
presentation the slides should cover the main points and the details
should be covered in the speaker’s notes.) The speaker notes should be
Develop a 10–15-slide presentation in
PowerPoint format. Apply APA standards to citation of sources. Use the
following file naming convention: LastnameFirstInitial_M3_A2.ppt.