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Library Research: Applying Theory to Violent Victimization

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Library Research: Applying Theory to Violent Victimization

part 1: 250 WORDS ONLY 1 PAGE The Relationship between Pornography and Violence According to the National Institute of Mental Health, the conditions that lead to sexual attacks against women are an area that needs increased focus. Investigations have cited the role of the media, especially the role of pornography, in encouraging sexual violence. Prior to being executed, the serial killer Ted Bundy was interviewed by a psychologist, James Dobson. Bundy disclosed that his addiction to hard-core pornography fueled the terrible crimes he committed. Bundy also made the startling statement, “I’ve lived in prison for a long time now, and I’ve met a lot of men who were motivated to commit violence. Without exception, every one of them was deeply involved in pornography—deeply consumed by the addiction.” Through research and discussions, you will try to understand the role of pornography in causing sexual violence. Reference: Pornography and sex: Ted Bundy’s fatal addiction. (1996–2006). [Online Excerpt] Retrieved from http://www.tldm.org/news6/bundy.htm Task: Read this article to expand your understanding of this topic: PART 2: 4 PAGES ONLY Library Research: Applying Theory to Violent Victimization As usual, 24-year-old Carla left her apartment around 10:00 p.m. to jog to her boyfriend Casey’s apartment two miles away. She planned to spend the night with him and jog back home the next morning. Carla lived in a fairly safe neighborhood in Centervale, but Casey lived in a dilapidated apartment complex that was mostly hidden off the main road, between a bar called Bikers-R-Us and a two-story county office complex used by probation officers and drug rehab counselors. Carla usually arrived between 10:15 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., but when she failed to reach his place by 11:00 p.m., Casey got worried. He started calling Carla on her cell phone, but the calls kept going to her voice mail. He called and informed the police. Before calling the police, however, he hid the methamphetamine that he had already prepared for a couple of Carla’s clients who were supposed to arrive at midnight. He also hid the marijuana that he was planning to smoke with Carla. The police found Carla’s body within ten minutes in an area covered with trees, between the main road and the apartment complex where Casey lived. An investigation showed that Carla had been sexually assaulted. She had died of strangulation. Task: Using the online library and the assigned readings, prepare a 4– page report analyzing at least three victimization theories. Based on your analysis, answer the following questions: How do these theories relate to Carla’s case of victimization? According to you, which victimization theory is most relevant to this case and why? According to you, which victimization theory is least relevant in this case and why? Do you feel that Carla precipitated or was partially to blame for the crime? Give reasons for your answer. Include an APA-formatted reference page that links back to your in-text citations and supports your recommendations. Remember, you cannot have only in-text citations or only references. You must have both because in-text citations and references link to each other.

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