new and precise Criminology 3

new and precise Criminology




Socialization and Criminal Behavior

Resources: truTV’s Crime Library at


Locate a criminal from truTV’s Crime Library at one of the following links: Serial Killers; Notorious Murders; Criminal Mind; or Terrorists & Spies, and Gangsters.


Read the biography of your chosen criminal.


Write a 700- to 1,050-word paper in which you discuss the link between socialization references in the research you conduct and the theories in the text. The criminal biography you locate may not explicitly discuss the link, so read carefully. You may use additional resources to research the criminal.


Answer the following questions in your paper:


What kind of family life did the criminal have?

What educational background did he or she have?

What type of peer relations did he or she have?

What measures, if any, might have been taken to avoid this crime?

In your opinion, how strong is the link between social forces and crime? Explain your answer.


Include at least three citations and references supporting your opinion.


Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.


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