Topic: types of violent crime research paper

Description


Pick ONE of the following types of violent crime (you may wish to narrow this down further to a sub-type). Critically examine the causes of, and responses to, this type of crime.

Homicide
Domestic violence
Sexual violence
Child abuse
Hate crime
A good essay will include an introduction; a definition of your terms; and a critical analysis of the evidence regarding the causes of your chosen violent crime. It should then analyse police and policy responses to this crime, including whether they reflect the research evidence available, and some analysis of why this might be the case. It will include a strong conclusion that takes a critical position, and it will be fully and correctly referenced, with a full bibliography.

The following rubric is intended as a guide only:

An introduction which sets out what you intend to argue and how. You may wish to include the definition of your terms here 10%
A critical analysis of the evidence regarding the causes of your chosen violent crime 30%
An outline of police and policy responses to this type of violence 20%
An analysis as to whether these responses are appropriate, given the evidence as to the causes of this type of violence 30%
Some consideration of why this might be the case 10%
A conclusion that takes a critical position 10%
Correct referencing, with a full bibliography 10%

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