Discuss biological theorists’ explanations for criminality. Are these explanations supported empirically? Is intelligence related to crime? Are these perspectives supported empirically? Be sure to integrate all the empirical support for the theories in your essay.
Paper is 4-5 pages in length. Perfect APA format in the body of text and citations. Introduction contains a clear thesis and grabs the reader’s attention. There is a logical and interesting flow. Conclusion reasonably follows from the information presented and includes a policy implication that is logical and supported with evidence. Essay prompt is integrated into answer.Student uses graceful language that skillfully communicates meaning to readers with clarity and fluency, and is virtually error-free.Organizes and synthesizes empirical evidence to reveal insightful patterns, differences, or similarities related to the criminological theory being examined. All assigned readings are cited.Student demonstrates a clear understanding of the criminological theory being examined. Submission shows an impressive level of depth in regard to the explanation of the theory and includes full description of theory and examples of theoretical concepts.
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