Theories of Social Behavior

How do role theory, learning theory and cognitive theory explain social behaviors? Please provide an example of a current social issue or every day situation to show how those theories relate to social behavior.

Change in Criminal Justice Organizations

According to theorists, one of the most important skills required in a leader is the ability to lead change in an organization. However, resistance to change is one of the most common group behaviors that are visible in almost all organizations. As a potential leader in the field of criminal just...

Changes in laws, security, other since 9/11

Created a list of the most important counterterrorism changes made after 9/11/2001, in the U.S. Explained the impact of the changes in the counter-terrorism measures on public life, rights, and freedom in the U.S. Described changes in the following areas since 9/11 2001in the U.S. with regard t...

Comparing Job Descriptions

After you create a new education program for inmates without a high-school diploma, it is time to consider staff-related tasks. Staff-related tasks may include issues such as job descriptions, required skills, and training. Consider the following job descriptions of the staff members: Job Descrip...

Combating terrorism; research on nation strategy

Counterterrorism research Countries use the following tactics to combat terrorism: Legalistic Policies Political Pressures War Violent Suppression Violent and Non-violent Covert Operations Surgical Strikes Intelligence Gathering Target Hardening Economic Pressur...

Leadership styles autocratic vs participative

Identify two well-known leaders who used different styles of leadership. Specifically, identify one leader who leaned more towards the autocratic decision-making process and another leader who leaned more towards participative leadership. You can use examples from any field, as long as both leaders ...

Inmate management, education and death notices

Imagine that a new education program was created to service inmates who do not hold a high school diploma. The inmate population is approximately 1500 on any given day, and only 10 percent are serving life sentences. The majority of inmates will be released within 3 years, and the average age of the...

Creating a Behavioral Change Plan

Created the Setting Goals and Objectives presentation in a power point including: The goal statement specifying the desired outcome(s) to be obtained by the Fictionland Police Department? The specific objectives for goal(s) established for the Fictionland Police Department. Make sure that each obj...

Inmate training programs

Consider the following scenario: Smitty Correctional Facility (SCF) is thinking of creating a job training program for its clients—prison inmates. SCF has established a goal statement that reads as follows: "SCF is committed to equipping inmates to lead healthy, pro-social lives upon reen...

Objective Statements and Drug Dependency Program

Consider this scenario. create a new drug treatment program. The goal of this drug treatment program is to serve clients' needs and to educate clients about the harm that drugs cause. The goal of this drug treatment program is to assist our clients in reducing drug dependency and eventually endin...

Individuals That Commit Government and Business Related Crimes

While different in nature, government and business related crimes both have impacts on society. Define a government related crime and a business related crime. Evaluate the impacts that both types of crime have on a society. Compare and contrast the characteristics of individuals that commit governm...

Understanding victims

Victims can be found throughout all segments of any society. Understanding victims often requires categorizing them by common characteristics (e.g., location, social patterns, etc.). Select three different characteristics by which victims may be categorized. Define the unique characteristics that ma...

neoclassical criminology theories

Three neoclassical criminology theories: (1) rational choice; (2) deterrence; and (3) routine activities. Briefly explain the premise of each of these neoclassical theories. Evaluate each of these neoclassical perspectives on deviant behavior, and identify the theory that comes closest to describing...

Classical and Neoclassical Criminological Theories

Classical criminological theories suggest that an individual's decision to participate in deviant behavior is based upon free thought and a consideration of the pleasure of the act versus the pain of punishment if caught. While similar in several ways, neoclassical criminological theories expand upo...

Issues in Working with Children, Adolescents, and their Families

Discuss the issues to be considered in working with children, adolescents, and their families. Discuss competence, consent, confidentiality, reporting, competing interests, and documentation. Make sure to list all practical considerations in any type of work with these populations.

Issues that impact youth in school

Choose a current issue that impacts the youth in schools. Discuss the aetiology of this issue along with prevention strategies that address each component of this particular risk factor.

Compare and contrast Packer's models of the criminal justice system with Feeley's models of the criminal justice system approach. What are the details of each type of their systems? How does each one work towards the common goal of combining all components of criminal justice into a working system for the public?

Compare and contrast Packer's models of the criminal justice system with Feeley's models of the criminal justice system approach. What are the details of each type of their systems? How does each one work towards the common goal of combining all components of criminal justice into a working system f...

Adolescent Delinquency: Major Problem

1) Describe adolescents delinquencya major problem often experienced by adolescents. 2) What are its likely causes of adolescents delinquency? 3) How is the problem typically treated? 4) Identify alternative treatments that could be more effective.

Sociopsychological perspective versus human ecology perspestive

How come the human ecology perspective would not offer a better solution to the Fabian story and also under what circumstance would the human ecology work as a better solution for the Fabian' story? Read Fabian's story Fabian, age 42, lived in a modest home on Main Street in Butterbrickle, a...

Social Change: Crime Is the End Result

What does this statement mean? "Remember, crime is the end result of a series of problems. When organizing for social change, it is crucial that we pinpoint the problem to ensure maximum impact."

Routine Activities and Biosocial perspectives

As we move into the final chapters of our text, we are presented with the most contemporary views on crime and criminality. Of these views, much attention has been paid to the Routine Activities and Biosocial perspectives. Interestingly enough, they both contain elements of Classical thought and hav...

Routine Activities Theory

As a researcher, have you found that there is more or less support for the Routine Activities Theory (RAT)? What side of this debate do you take?

The Practice of Racial Profiling

The practice of racial profiling (and its effects) See this article prepared for the ACLU which reports on stop and arrest data collected from the L.A.P.D during 2003 - 2004: A Study of Racially Disparate Outcomes in the LAPD. The authors found that minorities are stopped, frisked, and arrested a...

Chemical castration

Team Report #1 Sterilization (Chemical castration) Textbook: Lilly, J. R., Cullen, F. T. & Ball, R. A. (2011). Criminological theory: Context and consequences (5th Ed.). Washington D.C: Sage Publications [ISBN:978-1-4129-8145-3] In Chapter 2 of Criminological theory: Context and consequences...

Merton's Concept of Anomie

Messner & Rosenfeld renewed academia's interest in Merton's concept of anomie with their publication of Crime and the American Dream. Are there views of American institutions more or less relevant today? In what way?

Stereotypes and Educating Individuals

Hi Marcel, In a previous post #523614 that you helped me with you write, "People can be encouraged to look beyond stereotypes by educating individuals that there is much more to others than what may appear on their outside appearance." We would all agree we have an excellent opportunity to do th...

Social Structure Theory

I am having issues defining social structure theory and then outlining and describing in detail some examples of theories within the social structure theory. How do you feel that society plays an important role in developing an individual's personality and criminal behavior? Please help an overwhelm...

Choice Theory and Deterrence theory

Compare and contrast the Choice Theory and the Deterrence Theory. Describe how rational thought affects the choices that individuals make before they commit a crime. Do you feel that one theory is more accurate than the other? Explain