CRJS_2001 Wk 2 assignment

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WK 2

Assignment: Distinguishing Between Crime and Deviance

Over the first 2 weeks of this course, through the Learning Resources and Discussions, you have focused on distinguishing between crime and deviance, along with how time and context may change the way these two phenomena are perceived. In this Assignment, you write a paper that provides the opportunity for you to demonstrate your understanding of these concepts and how they are related.

Submit a 1,000 to 1,500-word paper in which you address the following:

  • Provide the formal definitions of deviance and criminality. How might the characteristics and qualifications of deviance differ based on context? Use an example to illustrate your point. (250–300 words)
  • Explain how the following predictors factor into crime and/or deviance: age, sex or gender, and economic status. (250–300 words)
  • Explain how definitions of deviance and crime are applied in contemporary society compared to 25 and 50 years ago. Use specific examples. (250–300 words)
  • Explain why society accepts the criminalization of certain behaviors but not of others. Explain why the perception of deviance or criminality may not be equally applied. (For example, how does wealth or status affect society’s perspective on this issue?) (300 words)
  • Identify one crime and one behavior that are currently considered deviant. Explain how, as a law enforcement professional, you would address each of these now and how you would have addressed them 25 years ago. Support your explanation by referencing the reading in this week. (250–300 words)

To submit your completed Assignment for review and grading, do the following:

  • Please save your Assignment using the naming convention “WK2Assgn+last name+first initial.(extension)” as the name.

Learning Resources

Curra, J. O. (2016). The relativity of deviance (4th ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Curra, J. O. (2016). The relativity of deviance (4th ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Curra, J. O. (2016). The relativity of deviance (4th ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Edwards, M. A. (2006). Law and the parameters of acceptable deviance. Journal of Criminal Law & Criminology, 97(1), 49–100.

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