Crime victimization -Criminology


1. Crime victimization often results in serious mental and emotional consequences. What are some examples of such mental and emotional consequences faced by victims? Cite source

2. Evaluate the development of the victims’ rights movement, its effectiveness, and the ways it has helped victims seek justice. Cite source

3. In the article on page 36, “Predicting Recidivism Among Juvenile Delinquents: Comparison of Risk Factors for Male and Female Offenders”, summarize the findings in 3-4 paragraphs.

4. Research and review a  mentoring program in your area or state. Do you believe these types of programs are effective? Why or Why not?

5. National Center for Juvenile Justice. (n.d.). Estimated number of juvenile arrests, 2016. Retrieved from Review the above chart link. Scroll down through the chart. Does any of the crimes or the numbers surprise you? Why

Changing Criminal Behavior


Library Research Assignment Tom is driving his brand-new sports car to work. He is very proud of his car because it took a long time to save for his down payment. From a stop at a four-way intersection, Tom began to proceed into the intersection when he was cut-off by another vehicle that did not yield Tom’s right-of-way. This made him slam on his brakes, and he waited for the other person to go through the intersection. This behavior set off his anger, and he became irate and started yelling at the other driver. This was an automatic reaction on his part. The cognitive restructuring theory could teach him how to handle his excessive anger. Assignment Guidelines Using the library, course materials, textbook, and Web resources, research the 4 steps in cognitive restructuring. Address the following in 2-3 pages: What is the purpose of the cognitive restructuring theory? Explain. How would the cognitive restructuring theory help Tom from the scenario above in handling his excessive anger? Explain. What are the steps that he should take to control his anger? Explain and be specific. Describe a situation that you were in where the cognitive restructuring theory could help. Explain the situation using the 4 steps in cognitive restructuring. If left unchecked, how could frequent outbursts of excessive anger eventually result in serious criminal or socially unacceptable behavior? Explain. Use at least 3 scholarly sources to fully support your arguments. Be sure to reference all sources using APA style. Please submit your assignment.

Correctional Options, Parole, and Rehabilitation (Diversion)

One definition of diversion is “the halting or suspension before conviction of formal criminal proceedings against a person, conditioned on some form of counter performance by the defendant” (George, 1984).

There are several reasons for the use of diversion:

  • List 3 reasons with an explanation for the use of diversion, and discuss why it would be beneficial to the criminal justice system.
  • Also explain how the use of diversion would have an effect on law enforcement.
  • Is diversion cost-effective?


List 4 major concepts of Akers “A Social Learning Theory of Crime.”


Describe each concept and explain how they could result in criminality.