Positivist Theories of Crime & Property Crime

DIRECTIONS:
Choose two questions to answer from the list below. Please refer to How to Answer Homework Questions on Blackboard, under Course Resources, if you are not sure how to answer a question. Copy the full question and its question number, paste it into your reply, and answer the question. 
After you have posted your answers, reply to two of your classmates responses to questions you didnt answer. Indicate who you are replying to by putting this kind of subject in the reply subject line: Replying to John Estevez on Question 8. 
Your reply must do one of three things: Add information that was left out of the original answerCorrect incorrect information in the original answerConnect the original answer to another course topic or a current event
Answers and replies are graded on a complete/incomplete basis. Complete answers will follow the guidelines set out in How to Answer Homework Questions. Complete replies will add something substantial to the discussion. (Responses like Yes, No, or I agree are not complete responses.) 
1. Define criminogenic traits, atavism, and criminal predisposition.2. List biological factors identified by modern biological theory as possible causes of criminality. 3. List biological factors identified as both causes and predictors of criminal behavior by the modern biological school. 4. List biological factors identified as only predictors of criminal behavior (not causes) by the modern biological school. 5. List the gene-based theory hypotheses about rape. 6. List the gene-based theory hypotheses about child abuse. 7. List and describe any three items on the Multidimensional Personality Questionnaire that seem to be predictive of criminal personality and a criminal disposition. 8. Describe the perfect storm situation for crime and criminal behavior, as described in lecture.9. Explain why modern positivism wants to look at life-course persistent criminality. 10. Outline the main assumptions of Lombrosos theory of crime. 11. Outline the main points of Ellis and Walshs gene-based theories.12. Outline the main points of Rowes Body as Predictor theory. 13. Outline the main points of Caspi, Moffitt, et als Criminal Personality theory. 14. What is the most important thing you learned from this lecture?

Discussion 11 – Property Crime

DIRECTIONS:
Choose two questions to answer from the list below. Please refer to How to Answer Homework Questions on Blackboard, under Course Resources, if you are not sure how to answer a question. Copy the full question and its question number, paste it into your reply, and answer the question. 
After you have posted your answers, reply to two of your classmates responses to questions you didnt answer. Indicate who you are replying to by putting this kind of subject in the reply subject line: Replying to John Estevez on Question 8. 
Your reply must do one of three things: Add information that was left out of the original answerCorrect incorrect information in the original answerConnect the original answer to another course topic or a current event
Answers and replies are graded on a complete/incomplete basis. Complete answers will follow the guidelines set out in How to Answer Homework Questions. Complete replies will add something substantial to the discussion. (Responses like Yes, No, or I agree are not complete responses.) 
1. List and briefly define the three kinds of property criminals known by the 18th century.2. List and briefly define the two new forms of theft that appeared in the 19th century.3. List and briefly define the three types of professional thieves.4. List the conditions fences need to satisfy in order to be successful.5. List and briefly define the professional thief types in Sutherlands typology. 6. List the characteristics of the competent commercial burglar. 7. List and briefly define the four types of juvenile arsonists. 8. List the three reasons for professional arson. 9. Describe the homes which are most likely to be burglarized. 10. Explain the concept of constructive possession. 11. Compare and contrast occasional thieves and professional thieves.12. Compare and contrast grand larceny and petty larceny. 13. Compare and contrast amateur shoplifters and professional shoplifters.14. Choose two types of financial theft or fraud, and compare and contrast them.15. Outline the steps retailers may take to control shoplifting. 16. What is the most important thing you learned from this lecture?

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