Week 1 – Discussion 1
Your initial discussion thread is due on Day 3 (Thursday) and you have until Day 7 (Monday) to respond to your classmates. Your grade will reflect both the quality of your initial post and the depth of your responses. Reference the Discussion Forum Grading Rubric for guidance on how your discussion will be evaluated.
Causes of Criminal Behavior
Chapter 1 discusses several theoretical perspectives on and explanations for crime causation. After reviewing the various theories and theoretical perspectives, discuss your personal view regarding what causes criminal behavior. Which theory or theories do you feel are most accurate and why? Which are most inaccurate, and why? Be sure to explain whether you believe that one theory or a combination of theories best explains the causes of criminal behavior and why.
Your initial post should be at least 250 words in length. Support your claims with examples from the required material(s) and/or other scholarly resources, and properly cite any references. Respond to at least two of your classmates’ posts by Day 7. Share which theory or theories you feel are most accurate, and discuss why you agree or disagree with the theories your peers support.