Why do we have such a high crime/violence rate in the U.S.? What theories do your textbook offer to explain criminal behavior?

Why do we have such a high crime/violence rate in the U.S.? What theories do your textbook offer to explain criminal behavior?.

Please read chp. 13 on Crime and Criminal Justice, related posted FYI websites on Sexual Assault and Pedophilia, related PowerPoint Presentations on the Course Homepage, and any relevant other information on course homepage to address the following:

a)     Why do we have such a high crime/violence rate in the U.S.?  What theories do your textbook offer to explain criminal behavior?  What models of criminal justice do we have?  What punishment theories influence our present day prison system?  What can be done to decrease crime?

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b)    Describe the sexual assault laws in New Jersey.  Why do we have one of the highest rates of sexual assault in the industrialized world?  What is pedophilia and why is this also increasing?  What should be done to prevent victimization of children in America?

Models of Criminal Justice

http://userwww.sfsu.edu/kwalsh/h_packer.htm


Why do we have such a high crime/violence rate in the U.S.? What theories do your textbook offer to explain criminal behavior?

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