Criminology Theories

Discipline: Criminal Justice

Type of Paper: Coursework

Academic Level: High school

Paper Format: APA

Pages: 1 Words: 550


Answer the three questions below. The first two questions must be 75 words or more and the third must be 200 or more.

1. Define instrumental and structural theories as part of the institution of socialization. Explain why theorists continue a debate of rich versus poor families and individuals with respect to laws and punishment. Your response must be at least 75 words in length.

2. Define life course theory and compare it to the propensity and trajectory theories. Give one example or more. Your response must be at least 75 words in length.

3. There are several institutions of socialization that influence the social process in one's life. Choose three, and describe how each institution relates to social process theory and why those three can be an important influence in one's life. What other criminology theories apply? Explain. Your response must be at least 200 words in length.