Assignment 2: RA 2: Personality Characteristics and Criminal Behavior
A particular set of personality characteristics does not turn a person into a criminal. However, criminals may have the same set of characteristics. This concept may not be easy to understand. Here is another example: all college graduates have attended college, but not everyone who attended college is a college graduate. The mistake that “if A then B” is the same as “if B then A” is a common one in research, criminal investigation, and profiling.
Criminal profiling is a difficult task. Complete the following three parts and present them in your report.
Identify at least five offense characteristics of each of the following crimes: sex offense, murder, acquisitive crime, organized crime, and terrorism.
Choose two offenses for those listed in Part I. Using the selected characteristics, complete the following for each of the two offenses you selected:
Support your responses giving reasons and examples from eight to ten scholarly resources.
Write a 7- to 9-page report in a Microsoft Word document. Apply APA standards to cite sources.
Your paper should be written in a clear, concise, and organized manner; demonstrate ethical scholarship in accurate representation and attribution of sources; and display accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation.
Rubric Name: FP6902_M5A2_Grading_Rubric