Learning Objective and Basis for Assessment: Successful completion of this assignment the student will be able to critically think through the impact and social context of crime and its causes.
Based on your readings (Parts 5 and 6), you will use the concepts found in social process theories to explain crime. You are to explain the crimes of Larceny and Murder using concepts from each of the following theories (you will be explaining each crime three times): Differential Association Theory, Techniques of Neutralization Theory and Hirschi’s Social Bonding Theory. Based on your learning, identify which of these three theories you believe best explains the crime of Larceny and which of these three theories you believe best explains the crime of Murder and articulate why. This paper should be a minimum of 4 pages of written text (not to include the cover page,abstract, and reference page), double spaced, and should include a minimum of 4 academically credible references (the textbook may count as 1 academic reference). Sources should be cited within the text and on the reference page using standard APA format.