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. Recall the origin of the theory of rational choice and explain how it relates to criminal choices. Your response must be at least 75 words in length.

2. Define the trait theory. Why is this theory difficult to define since traits are individualized especially as personality traits relate to crimes? Your response must be at least 75 words in length.

3. A burglar has been trained by his father and grandfather to carry on the family tradition of burglary. Since he was a child, both men have assured him that burglary is a victimless crime because the insurance company replaces the stolen items, and the home or business owner is, therefore, not harmed because they receive a new item to replace the older model.

How does the social structure theory apply to this scenario? What other criminology theories apply? Explain. Your response must be at least 200 words in length.