Week 1 – Discussion
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Your initial discussion thread is due on Day 3 (Thursday) and you have until Day 7 (Monday) to respond to your classmates. Your grade will reflect both the quality of your initial post and the depth of your responses. Refer to the Discussion Forum Grading Rubric under the Settings icon above for guidance on how your discussion will be evaluated.
In Chapter 2 of The Prevention of Crime, the concepts of general and specific deterrence are discussed. In this week’s discussion please cover the following:
- Think about a type of crime that interests you such as homicide, robbery, etc. Which theory covered in your text provides the best explanation and the most effective crime prevention strategy? Why do you think so?
- What is general deterrence?
- What is specific deterrence?
- What are the key differences between the two?
- How do general and specific deterrence relate to crime prevention?
- What is crime control? What is the relationship between crime control and the concepts of general and specific deterrence?
- Be sure to explain your answers and support your assertions with a minimum of two scholarly and/or credible sources in addition to your textbook.
Your initial post must be a minimum of 300 words in length. Support your initial post with examples from your required reading material and additional sources, using the Scholarly, Peer Reviewed, and Other Credible Sources (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. document for guidance. Please provide both in-text citations and a references list at the end of your initial post in APA style (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site., as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site..
Guided Response: Respond to at least two of your classmates’ posts by Day 7. In your responses, offer a point of view that provides either support for your classmates’ position(s) or constructive feedback indicating why you disagree. Be sure to support your assertions with additional sources, using the Scholarly, Peer Reviewed, and Other Credible Sources (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. document for guidance.