Over the years, sociologists and psychologists have proposed a number of theories to try to explain criminal behavior. Among the theories proposed are Strain theory, Sutherland’s differential association theory, cultural transmission theory, and social control theory. For this assignment, select one of the psychosocial theories to research and summarize in a presentation.
Create an 8- to 12-slide Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation on your selected psychosocial theory. In your presentation:
Explain why the selected theory or school of thought is a psychological or sociological approach.
Summarize the basic principles of the theory.
Describe how the theory furthers our understanding of crimes of violence.
Using an example of criminal behavior from a current event, describe how the theory can explain the behavior which is being targeted for prevention or prosecution. Identify the current policies the theory may align to or support. Current policy examples include:
The U.S. Marshals Service’s “Operation Not Forgotten” policy program
ATF’s policy of cooperating with local law enforcement to keep illegal firearms off the streets
DEA’s policy for collaborating with local police to combat the use of fentanyl
Cite any references you use to support your assignment.
Format any in-text citations and references in accordance with APA guidelines.
Submit your assignment.