Theoretical Criminology 2.2 Due Date: 11:59 pm EST day of Unit 2 Points: 100 Overview: Throughout the course, you will be working on a criminal th

Theoretical Criminology 2.2

Due Date: 11:59 pm EST day of Unit 2
Points: 100

Overview:

Throughout the course, you will be working on a criminal theories course project. For
Part 2, you will submit an outline of your paper that includes the information on the
topic, the criminal act you selected, and the three theories related to the criminal act.
This will give you a platform to create your paper based on the feedback from your
instructor.

Instructions:

For this assignment, copy and paste the outline below into a Word doc and fill out all of
the points completely. Provide the following information:

I. Introduction: Topic (Criminal Activity)
a. Opening to catch the audience’s attention
b. Background Information (the issue/problem with this criminal act)
c. Preview main points of the assignment
d. Thesis statement

II. Repercussions of the Problem
a. The extent of the problem
b. Why Should we be concerned?
c. Who is affected?

i. Examples
ii. Stories/Case Studies
iii. Facts

III. Body
a. Introduce Theory #1

i. Main ideas, origin, the relevance of this theory
ii. Supporting details to defend or strengthen this theory

b. Introduce Theory #2
i. Main ideas, origin, the relevance of this theory
ii. Supporting details to defend or strengthen this theory

CRJ404H – Theoretical Criminology

Unit 2 Assignment: Course Project, Part 2

c. Introduce Theory #3
i. Main ideas, origin, the relevance of this theory
ii. Supporting details to defend or strengthen this theory

d. Create an Action Plan
i. Based on what you know right now, list the theories in order of

effectiveness from most to least (there is no right or wrong answer,
only speculation).

IV. Conclusion
a. Relate back to intro (three reasons to sum everything up)
b. Restate Thesis/Call for action

Each section of the outline must be filled out completely.

Requirements:

• Submit in a Word document in APA format.
• There is no length requirement, no Title Page, but you will submit a Reference

page(s).
• At least one resource for each theory outside of the book, and at least one

resource for each in Sections I & II of the outline.

Be sure to read the criteria below by which your work will be evaluated before
you write and again after you write.

Evaluation Rubric for Unit 2 Assignment

CRITERIA Deficient Needs
Improvement

Proficient Exemplary

0-11 Points 12-15 Points 16-19 Points 20 Points

Section I: an
opening,
background
information,
preview of main
points, and the
thesis statement
of the criminal act

Section I is missing
or poorly written.

Section I is
presented but
missing key details.

Section I is
presented but
missing minor
details.

Section I is clearly
and completely
presented, including
all details.

Section II: extent
of the problem,
why is there
concern, and who
is affected.

Section II is missing
or poorly written.

Section II is
presented but
missing key details.

Section II is
presented but
missing minor
details.

Section II is clearly
and completely
presented, including
all details.

Section III: Three
theories
discussing their
main idea and
supporting details
for each theory
and action plan

Section III’s
discussion of the
three theories and
action plan are
missing or poorly
written.

Section III’s
discussion of the
three theories and
action plan are
presented but
missing key details.

Section III’s
discussion of the
three theories and
action plan are
presented but
missing minor
details.

Section III’s
discussion of the
three theories and
action plan are
clearly and
completely
presented, including
all details.

Conclusion:
summation of the
theories and their
relation to the
criminal act;
thesis and call to
action.

The conclusion is
missing or poorly
written.

The conclusion is
presented but
missing key details.

The conclusion is
presented but
missing minor
details.

The conclusion is
clearly and
completely
presented, including
all details.

0-5 points 6-7 points 8-9 points 10 points
Resources Less than two

resources.
Two resources Three resources At least four

resources.

Clear and
Professional
Writing and APA
Format

Errors impede
professional
presentation;
guidelines are not
followed.

Significant errors
that do not impede
professional
presentation.

Few errors that do
not impede
professional
presentation.

Writing and format
are clear,
professional, APA
compliant, and error-
free.

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  • Evaluation Rubric for Unit 2 Assignment

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