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CRJ 308 WEEK 1 ASSIGNMENT FINAL CASE STUDY TOPIC AND OUTLINE

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For your Final Case Study, due in Week Five, you will explore, in depth, one well-known criminal case. You may select your own case, or select from one of the following: Jeffery McDonald, Andrea Yates, Jeffrey Dahmer, Ted Bundy, Aileen Wournos, John Wayne Gacy, Philip Markoff (the Craigslist killer), Scott Peterson, Anthony Sowell, or Dennis Rader (BTK strangler).

For this assignment, select a well-known criminal case and locate at least three scholarly articles from the Ashford Library that discuss the case or provide support for certain aspects of the case, such as a particular psychological theory explaining behavior, a link between a personality disorder and criminal behavior, etc. You may also use websites to explore your criminal case. Provide an outline of your Final Case Study, in addition to the title page and references page. For further information regarding the proper format for an outline, visit the Ashford Writing Center. Each topic or step of the outline should include two to three sentences regarding what will be discussed in that section. This should be a detailed outline with specific information regarding the case that you have selected.

The paper must be one to two pages in length and formatted according to APA style. You must use at least three scholarly resources from the Ashford University Library other than the textbook to support your claims. Cite your sources within the text of your paper and on the reference page. For information regarding APA, including samples and tutorials, visit the Ashford Writing Center, located within the Learning Resources tab on the left navigation toolbar.

Carefully review the Grading Rubric for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment.

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CRJ 308 WEEK 1 JOURNAL PSYCHOLOGICAL AND SOCIOLOGICAL INFLUENCES OF PSYCHOPATHIC BEHAVIOR

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Psychological and Sociological Influences of Psychopathic Behavior

Review the video, In the Shadow of Feeling, and reflect on the various childhood psychological and sociological influences that can contribute to psychopathic behavior.

Carefully review the Grading Rubric for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your journal entry.

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CRJ 308 WEEK 2 ASSIGNMENT PERSONALITY DISORDERS AND CRIMINAL BEHAVIOR

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Personality Disorders and Criminal Behavior

Select one of the personality disorders discussed in Chapter 4 (i.e., odd or eccentric personality disorders, dramatic personality disorders, anxious or fearful personality disorders, or antisocial personality disorder) and locate two to three scholarly articles in the Ashford Library that discusses a link between that personality disorder and the development of criminal behavior. In your paper, discuss the diagnostic characteristics of the personality disorder, the etiology of the disorder (the causes of the disorder, when it first manifests, etc.), and how the characteristics of the disorder have been linked to future criminal behavior. Discuss early warning signs, assessment methods, and treatments that can be used to manage the disorder. Is it possible to treat the disorder before criminal tendencies develop?

The paper must be two to three pages in length and formatted according to APA style. In addition to the textbook, you must use two to three scholarly resources from the Ashford University Library to support your claims. Cite your sources within the text of your paper and on the reference page. For information regarding APA, including samples and tutorials, visit the Ashford Writing Center, located within the Learning Resources tab on the left navigation toolbar

Carefully review the Grading Rubric for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment.

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CRJ 308 WEEK 3 ASSIGNMENT BRAIN DYSFUNCTION IN CRIMINAL BEHAVIOR

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Brain Dysfunction in Criminal Behavior

Watch the video, The Brain and Violence: Secrets of Your Mind. In your paper, discuss the role that brain damage, abnormalities in brain structure, and disturbances in brain chemistry may play in criminal behavior. Support your discussion with two to three scholarly articles from the Ashford University Library that discuss the role of brain dysfunction and neuropsychological deficits in criminal behavior. Could criminal behavior be solely the result of brain dysfunction, or could other factors such as hereditary also play a role?

The paper must be two to three pages in length and formatted according to APA style. In addition to the textbook, you must use two to three scholarly resources from the Ashford University Library to support your claims. Cite your sources within the text of your paper and on the reference page. For information regarding APA, including samples and tutorials, visit the Ashford Writing Center, located within the Learning Resources tab on the left navigation toolbar.

Carefully review the Grading Rubric for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment.

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CRJ 308 WEEK 4 JOURNAL REFLECTION ON THEORIES OF CRIME

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eflection on Theories of Crime

Consider the various perspectives and theories of crime that we have discussed in class and reflect on which theory or theories you find most valid. Which theory, or theories, do you believe thoroughly and effectively describe the causes of criminal behavior? What programs are available to treat criminal behavior with respect to the theory or perspective you selected?

Carefully review the Grading Rubric for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your journal entry.

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CRJ 308 WEEK 5 ASSIGNMENT FINAL CASE STUDY

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Explore, in depth, one well-known criminal case. You may select your own case, or select from one of the following: Jeffery McDonald, Andrea Yates, Jeffrey Dahmer, Ted Bundy, Aileen Wournos, John Wayne Gacy, Philip Markoff (the Craigslist killer), Scott Peterson, Anthony Sowell, or Dennis Rader (BTK strangler). Your case study should focus on the following:

Summarize the case, including a description of the offense(s), the investigation, and the outcome (such as the trial and sentencing). Analyze the psychological history or path that took the criminal to commit his or her crime(s). Describe the psychological, behavioral, environmental, and cognitive factors that you believe led to the offender’s criminality. Consider the various theories we have discussed in class including the psychoanalytic/psychodynamic theory, the behaviorist/social learning theory, the cognitive/social cognitive theory, and the humanist and interactionist theories, and provide examples. The goal here is to provide an analysis of the psychological history or path that took the criminal to commit his or her crime(s). Explain the impact of social, psychological, and biological theories of aggression on your chosen criminal’s behavior. Describe the crime typology. Did the offender have a personality disorder that might have played a role in the criminal behavior? If so, explain and provide examples and supporting references. Discuss the laws that are in place for protecting individuals with mental disorders. Describe whether your case study was a homicide offender or sexual offender. Discuss the typology (i.e., single murderer, serial murderer, spree murderer, mass murderer, child molester, or rapist). If applicable, discuss whether your offender was given a competence to stand trial evaluation, or was found to be not guilty by reason of insanity. Examine the ethical issues concerning evaluation and treatment of competence to stand trial and not guilty by reason of insanity cases. Discuss the ethical issues surrounding the case. Support the outcome of the case with your analysis or provide support of the alternative.


The paper must be eight to ten pages in length and formatted according to APA style. You must use five to eight scholarly sources from the Ashford University Library, other than the textbook, to support your claims. Cite your sources within the text of your paper and on the reference page. For information regarding APA, including samples and tutorials, visit the Ashford Writing Center, located within the Learning Resources tab on the left navigation toolbar.

Writing the Final Case Study
The Final Case Study:

Must be eight to ten double-spaced pages in length, and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center. Must include a title page with the following: Title of paper Student’s name Course name and number Instructor’s name Date submitted Must begin with an introductory paragraph that has a succinct thesis statement. Must address the topic of the paper with critical thought. Must end with a conclusion that reaffirms your thesis. Must use five to eight scholarly sources from the Ashford University Library. Must document all sources in APA style, as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center. Must include a separate reference page, formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.


Carefully review the Grading Rubric for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment.

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