Find a criminal case that aligns with at least one of the perspectives in the following theories:

  • Routine activity
  • Deviant place
  • Lifestyle
  • Victim participation

As a way to address the crime that occurred in the criminal case you found, write a proposal for a new or changed process or practice that is based on a victimization theory.

Part I (250–500 words)

  • Explain how the applicable theory or theories could apply to the case you found.

Part II (500–750 words)

  • Choose one theory of focus that applies to the case.
  • Identify an existing process or practice that would benefit from a change.
    • For the purpose of this assignment, consider a process or practice to be an action that can be taken at the day-to-day level, such as employing certain interview techniques, increasing patrols, improving response times, etc.
  • Explain why that change would be beneficial.
  • Propose the following to address the circumstances in your chosen case:
    • A theory-based process or practice change that could help prevent another occurrence of the crime.
    • A theory-based process or practice change that could improve outcomes for the victim.
  • Explain how this type of change could create positive social change.

Be sure to draw upon examples from the case you selected and the Learning Resources to support your response.

References MUST come from:

  • The attached article- Jones, J.R. (2017). Explaining Victimization. In Primary theories of crime and victimization (2nd ed.) (pp.216-238). Bloomington, IN: Xlibris
  • Karmen, A. (2020). Crime victims: An introduction to victimology (10th ed.). Boston, MA: Cengage Learning.
  • Chapter 2, “The Rediscovery of Crime Victims” (pp. 41–79) 
  • And 1 other reference of your choice

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