Exam 2 study Guide
Exam 2 study Guide CRJ 308
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Date Created: 10/07/16
Written Exam #2 Instructions You will have until 11:59 on Monday, May 2nd, to answer two essay questions. You will pick one question from each set of questions. Each question has multiple parts, make sure that you address each part in your answer. Please answer the questions in essay format (full sentences, not bullet points, logical flow of thought, etc.). General Exam Info: Your answers to these questions should incorporate the course materials. While APA citations and reference lists are not required, if you use direct quotes (which should be used very sparingly, if at all), please provide page numbers. You may use the course materials and your notes to answer these questions. You may use other academic sources if you wish, but it is not required nor expected. Please use the honor system and do not discuss or work with other students while taking this exam. Each exam will be checked for plagiarism, so please make sure that you answer these question in your own words. While I have provided approximate word counts for each question, this is just a guide. I will not be grading for length. Just make sure that you answer each part of the question. Clear and concise writing is preferred. Choose one of the following questions (approx. 350-500 words): 1. Answer the following with respect to environmental criminology: a. How is environmental criminology different from traditional theories of crime? b. Select two environmental criminology theories. Describe the central concepts and principles of each. c. Discuss the criticisms and/or controversies surrounding the two theories. d. Why is environmental criminology conducive to crime prevention policies? Which environmental criminological theory do you believe has the potential to have the greatest impact on crime prevention policy? Why? Provide some specific examples of how to implement effective crime reduction strategies based on your environmental theory of choice. 2. Answer the following with respect to developmental theories: a. How are developmental theories different from traditional criminological theories? b. Why do you think crime peaks in the teen years? Support your answer using developmental theory. c. Select two developmental theories. Describe the central concepts and principles of each. Discuss how each theory explains changes in criminal involvement over the life-course. Compare and contrast the two theories. d. Can you take any other traditional theory and transform it into a life course theory of crime? Answer one of the following questions (approx. 350-500 words): 1. Theoretical Developments: Race a. Briefly describe the racial disparities in the criminal justice system and explain why there is racial disparity. b. Explain the difference between structural theories, cultural theories, and perceived discrimination theories and give an example of each. c. What is the difference between general theories and race-specific theories? Do you think we need more race-specific explanations of crime? Why or why not? To support your argument, select one criminological theory and discuss the following: i. Briefly describe the theory and its main concepts ii. Discuss whether it is a general or race-specific theory. How does this theory compare to other theoretical perspectives? 2. Theoretical Developments: Integrated theories a. Why would the integration of theories be a good development in criminology? Why do some oppose theoretical integration? What is your view on theoretical integration? Explain. b. Describe the different forms of theoretical integration and give an example of each. c. Choose one integrated theory and discuss the following: i. Describe the theory and its main concepts. ii. Discuss what method of integration was used. How is this method of integration different from the theoretical integration done by other authors in this section? iii. Identify what theories are being drawn from and how the concepts are being integrated (i.e., what is the relationship between concepts?). Bonus question (3 points extra credit): 1. Select a song (or song lyric) that represents or relates to a criminological theory or concept. Address the following: a. Identify the song and artist b. Identify the theory or concept it relates to c. Discuss how the song represents the theory/concept and why you chose it
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