CRIJ-3303-95L-Fall2020 Assignment #1 Media and Crime

Help me study for my Law class. I’m stuck and don’t understand.

Considering the mixed evidence on the association between media and crime, would you recommend that children or teens be forbidden to view media with violent content? Why or why not and what criminological theory helps support your answer? Your paper should include material from the textbook but also must include at least two peer-reviewed sources not including the textbook. Paper must be a minimum three and no more than at least four full pages double-spaced not including the title or citation pages. Must use APA for citation.

The TextBook:

  • Siegel, L. (2018). Criminology: The Core. (7th Ed.). Boston, MA: Cengage Learning.
  • Suggestions for how to organize your paper. These are suggestions to help you, but it is not required that every point listed below be addressed.
    • Do not forget to answer each question in the prompt (there are three)
    • Specify what type of media you are going to discuss in your paper (film, tv, social media, music)
    • What do you, society, or research consider violent content?
    • Focus on a particular crime (murder, sex crimes, robbery, auto theft)
    • Identify what age group you are discussing. (There is a huge difference between a 6-year-old and a 16-year-old in their interactions and understanding of media)
  • APA requirements
    • No Abstract is required for this paper, a Title Page is required.
    • Paper must be typed & numbered.
    • Paper must be 3 pages in length.
    • Paper should adhere to A.P.A format.
    • Do not use secondary citations (i.e., a citation that was in one of your readings, but you never actually read the original research). Do not cite by summarizing one reading, then another, then another, etc. Instead, you need to integrate the citations into your essay.
    • This is a scholarly paper. Avoid using “I” (or other pronouns).
    • The paper must include a title.
    • The paper must include an introduction paragraph that should grab the reader’s attention and state the thesis of the paper.