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Criminal Behavior 1
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Assignment 2: Crime in the Media

Research current newspaper or magazine articles related to crime using the print or online news media. 



Tasks:



Select two articles or news stories to which you can apply psychological theories of criminal behavior. Psychological theories include examining personality traits, intelligence, and mental illness. 



Write an analysis of each article or news story addressing the following:

  • Describe the crime depicted in the article.
  • How is criminal justice system portrayed?
  • What feelings or reactions are evoked in you by the article?
  • How would you explain the reported criminal behavior using at least two theories from the psychological perspectives to each article or news story?

Give a complete citation for the selected articles and include a digital copy, if possible.

Write a 2–3-page log entry in Word format. Apply APA standards to citation of sources.

By Wednesday, May 31, 2017, deliver your assignment to the M2: Assignment 2 Dropbox.

Assignment 2 Grading Criteria

Maximum Points

Selected two articles or news stories appropriate for the assignment.

10

Described the crime and portrayal of criminal justice system for each article.

22

Analyzed the feelings or reactions evoked in you by each article.

28

Applied at least 2 psychological theories to explain the crime described in each article.

32

Wrote in a clear, concise, and organized manner; demonstrated ethical scholarship in accurate representation and attribution of sources; displayed accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation.

 
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