1. Differentiate between classical theory and positivist theories.

2. Discuss the nature vs. nurture conflict and explain these opposing views on the cause of delinquency.

3. Differentiate between the function of punishment and the purpose of law according to the Durkheimian and Marxist perspectives.

4. Discuss the two competing world views regarding the cause of delinquency that have existed over the centuries. What are the important concepts of each view?

5. Discuss the key aspects of adolescent development.

6. Differentiate between the five risk and protective factors. Provide examples.

7. What characteristics are present when delinquency is the highest? Why?

8. Discuss the three developmental pathways to delinquency to include the behaviors associated with each.

9. Differentiate between the three levels of child maltreatment.

10. Why are prevention and intervention programs important? What has been shown to be most effective in reducing delinquency?

Week 4 Assignment 1

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Assignment 1: Portfolio Management

Due Week 4 and worth 200 points

Write a five to seven (5-7) page paper in which you:

  1. Analyze the relationship between risk and rate of return, and suggest how you would formulate a portfolio that will minimize risk and maximize rate of return.
  2. Formulate an argument for investment diversification in an investor portfolio.
  3. Address how stocks, bonds, real estate, metals, and global funds may be used in a diversified portfolio. Provide evidence in support of your argument.
  4. Evaluate the concept of the efficient frontier and how you will use it to determine an asset portfolio for a specified investor.
  5. Consider the economic outlook for the next year in order to recommend the ideal portfolio to maximize the rate of return for the short term and long term. Explain the key differences between the short and long term.
  6. Use four (4) external resources to support your work. Note: Wikipedia and other Websites do not qualify as academic resources.
Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

  • Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
  • Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.
The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

  • Evaluate portfolio performance and develop recommendations to improve a firm’s investment performance.
  • Use technology and information resources to research issues in corporate investment analysis.
  • Write clearly and concisely about corporate investment analysis using proper writing mechanics.

Consider the following time series data

Month 1 2 3 4 5 6

Value 18 13 16 11 17 14

using the naive method (most recent value) as the forecast for the next week, compute the following measures of forecast accuracy.

a. mean absolute error

b mean squarred error

c. mean absolute percentage error

d. What is the forcast for week 7?


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Task Name:Phase 4 Individual Project
Deliverable Length:2,000–3,000 words

Weekly tasks or assignments (Individual or Group Projects) will be due by Monday and late submissions will be assigned a late penalty in accordance with the late penalty policy found in the syllabus. NOTE: All submission posting times are based on midnight Central Time.

Key Assignment:

Now that you know everything possible about your customer, how will you connect your message with the customer market segment that you have been developing throughout Weeks 1–3?

For this project, you will create 2 sales opportunities to use to reach out to your customers based on what you know about your industry and product. You will use 2 direct marketing techniques: an advertisement and a sales pitch. The project is separated into 2 parts.

Part 1:

This will be a digital advertisement that creates an emotional appeal to reach your target segment of customers, influencing them to buy your product. Include the following elements in your ad:

  • A logo and/or slogan
  • A headline
  • At least 200 words of body copy listing 2 features and 2 benefits of the product
  • A visual communication element
  • A 300-word summary of your creative intent
    • Remember to include the target market’s demographics and psychographics and how the creative ad connects with the selected customers.

Part 2:

This will be an electronic sales pitch or presentation of 300–500 words, including the following elements:

  • A promotional element, such as a coupon; discount; or buy one, get one free
  • Explanation of how you will influence your customer to buy the product
  • Explanation of why you would use the ad that you just created in addition to the sales pitch to encourage a purchase
  1. Topic: Introduction to Hypothesis Testing

    In an article entitled “Science and ethics in conducting, analyzing, and reporting psychological research” in the journal Psychological Science (1994), psychologist Robert Rosenthal examines the relationship between a researcher’s methods and the ethical implications of these methods. In particular, he examines what he terms "causism," defined as “the tendency to imply a causal relationship where none has been established (i.e., where the data do not support it)” (p.128). He goes on to state that causism can arise from the language chosen to describe the results of hypothesis tests, especially when authors use words such as "consequence" or "cause" instead of "related to" or "inferred from." He argues that the stronger language can be misleading, causing the result to “appear more important or fundamental than it really is” (p. 128). This, in turn, misleads the public into drawing conclusions or implementing policies that could be based on faulty assumptions. With this in mind, read the following excerpt from the Discussion section of a hypothetical research study by Dewey, Cheatum, and Howe linking prenatal vitamins with a certain birth defect called Birth Defect X, and answer the questions that follow.

    “As shown in the previous section, our results were significant at the .05 level (p = .047, n = 23). These highly significant results prove the research hypothesis that there is a higher incidence of Birth Defect X in babies of mothers who consume prenatal vitamins daily versus babies whose mothers do not consume such vitamins. Thus, we can state with some certainty that taking daily doses of prenatal vitamins during pregnancy can cause the birth defect in question in many cases. This is a landmark study, the first of its kind that examines the link between prenatal vitamins and the consequent appearance of Birth Defect X” (Dewey, Cheatum, & Howe 2000).

    1. discuss the errors in the conclusions the authors have drawn from their statistical tests.
    2. Imagine that these results are disseminated to the general public through publication and media coverage. Write about 1 possible harmful consequence these conclusions could have in the everyday world.
    Read Psalm 15; this passage describes how God wants his followers to live. How do these verses apply to the obligation of Christian psychologists (and psychologists in general) to care for the public interest when wording and reporting their findings
Mission and Vision Statements

In Weeks Two and Three we examined mission and vision statements. Conduct an internet search to find an organization that lists its mission and vision statement on its website. What do the mission and vision statements communicate? How might the organization use mission and vision statements when establishing goals for the organization? How might this process impact operational planning and the establishment of metrics? Respond to at least two of your classmates’ posts by Day 3. You must create one initial post and at least two responses, for a minimum of three posts for this discussion.