Divergent Responses to Deviant Behavior





Divergent Responses to Deviant Behavior


There are many theories that try to explain deviant behavior. However, some theories are outdated and were created when the field of criminal justice was still a relatively new social science. For this assignment, write a 4- to 5-page report in a Microsoft Word document on two theories of deviant behavior discussed during this week's reading that represent today's changing trends. Explain how they are fitting with some specific examples.

In addition, examine three theories that may be considered outdated—Shelton’s Theory of Body Types, Lombroso’s Theory, and Y Chromosome Theory—and explain why they have been discredited.

Support your responses with examples.


Cite any sources in APA format.


Grading criteria


·         Identified and explained two theories representing today's changing trends.


·         Analyzed and explained how they are fitting and supported your explanation with some specific examples.


·         Analyzed and examined three theories that may be considered outdated and explained why they have been discredited.


·         Used correct spelling, grammar, and professional vocabulary. Cited all sources using APA format.


·         Plagiarism free



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