Grand Canyon JUS 110 All Weeks Discussion Questions
Grand Canyon JUS 100 MOD 1 DQ 1
Adolescents are at a high risk of being physically and sexually abused. What social and psychological factors contribute to this phenomenon?
Grand Canyon JUS 100 MOD 1 DQ 2
How would a criminologist explain gender differences in the crime rate? What type of research would be used to formulate this explanation?
Grand Canyon JUS 100 MOD 2 DQ 1
What types of crimes might be more susceptible to trait theory explanations such as hormonal influences? Why?
Grand Canyon JUS 100 MOD 2 DQ 2
Should people with mental illness be imprisoned for committing a crime? Explain.
Grand Canyon JUS 100 MOD 3 DQ 1
Imagine that you live in a community of disorganization, poverty, and crime where there is little attachment and very little communication between you and your neighbors. Your surrounding environment disturbs you, but you cannot afford to leave. As an individual, what can you do to mobilize members of your community to get them involved in order to develop a sense of attachment?
Grand Canyon JUS 100 MOD 3 DQ 2
Do all people have the same potential to commit crime? Explain your answer.
Grand Canyon JUS 100 MOD 4 DQ 1
As a critical criminologist who believes that crime is the result of capitalism, how would you propose to reform the current justice system to lessen the effect capitalism has on crime?
Grand Canyon JUS 100 MOD 4 DQ 2
Explain the difference between instrumental critical theory and structural critical theory. Which do you agree most with, and why?
Grand Canyon JUS 100 MOD 5 DQ 1
Can the latent trait theory of crime be used to build arguments connecting race and crime? Why or why not?
Grand Canyon JUS 100 MOD 5 DQ 2
What difference exists between life course and latent trait theories of crime?
Grand Canyon JUS 100 MOD 6 DQ 1
How does the motivation of a serial killer differ from that of a terrorist?
Grand Canyon JUS 100 MOD 6 DQ 2
Should different types of rape receive different punishments? For example, should someone who rapes a stranger be punished differently or more severely than someone who is convicted of raping a spouse or convicted of date rape? Why or why not?
Grand Canyon JUS 100 MOD 7 DQ 1
Can social structure theories be used to explain white-collar crimes? Why or why not?
Grand Canyon JUS 100 MOD 7 DQ 2
Explain your thoughts on the case of Representative William J. Jefferson. Do you believe elected politicians who take bribes commit crimes that are more odious than police officers who take a bribe? Why or why not?
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