For this scholarly activity, you will explain the link between crime patterns, trends, and theory. Referencing Chapters 7 and 8, you will focus on social criminological theories and their relation to crime rates.
Select two theories (one from Chapter 7 and one from Chapter 8), and include responses to the following points in your scholarly activity:
- Explain the theories (one to two paragraphs for each theory). In your explanation, include how these would either raise or lower the crime rate and your rationale as to why.
- Explain how peer groups, families, and social organizations positively or negatively affect your theory.
- Explain your thoughts on the theories as far as their applicability to explain crime. Do you think these are relevant? Why, or why not? Is there anything missing that would make them explain crime better?