Discussion Question: Distinguishing Types of Assault and Criminal Homicide

Context

This activity provides you with a common occupational and research vernacular of the distinctions among the various definitions related to assault and criminal homicide. You should be aware of the changes to terms and elements of the respective offenses.

Description

You are tasked with providing a descriptive analysis of an assault or homicide case that you heard about, or are acquainted with via some mass media, involving either a juvenile or adult. In your descriptive analysis of the case, identify the specific type of assault or homicide; demographic factors; along with the psychological aspects of the perpetrator's modus operandi and signature characteristics. Then, based on your descriptive analysis, provide a formal risk assessment of future violence that has an empirical foundation.

Delivery

Please post your response in the Forum by midnight (MT) Wednesday. Make sure that you justify and support your response. Also, please post a response to at least two other student answers by midnight (MT) Sunday. Please refer to the syllabus for points associated with this activity.

Discussion Question: The Epidemiology and Etiology of Family Violence

Context

This activity provides you with a critique of the epidemiology and etiology of family violence, examined primarily through a victim perspective. You will see that a significant number of individuals are mostly women and children, but there are some men, too, who are victims of violent acting-out behavior by their intimate partners. These behaviors have given rise to clinical labeling, including battered child syndrome and battered woman syndrome.

Description

Identify a case involving some form of family violence of personal interest to you and construct an evaluation of the victim and perpetrator, including the epidemiological and etiological variables of each. Explain how battered woman syndrome became part of the clinical literature along with the roles this related behavior has in court trials. You must use at least one professional journal article for your answer.

Delivery

Please post your response in the Forum by midnight (MT) Wednesday. Make sure that you justify and support your response. Also, please post a response to at least two other student answers by midnight (MT) Sunday. Please refer to the syllabus for points associated with this activity.

Discussion Question: The Phenomenon of Serial Murder

Context

This activity explores the societal phenomenon of serial murder. You will examine the multiple types of criminal mindsets and environmental antecedents associated with this challenging criminal adversary. These individuals often baffle reasonable people at large due to the abhorrent character of their offenses. Is there a characteristic that all serial murderers share which may provide some understanding into their behaviors?

Description

You are tasked to select any serial murderer of your choice. Then compare and contrast the general traits of serial murderers with those of your selected case subject, identifying modus operandi and signature characteristics. You must use at least one professional journal article for your answer.

Delivery

Please post your response in the Forum by midnight (MT) Wednesday. Make sure that you justify and support your response. Also, please post a response to at least two other student answers by midnight (MT) Sunday. Please refer to the syllabus for points associated with this activity.

Discussion Question: School and Workplace Violence

Context

This activity critically explores the contrast between school and workplace violence along with the criminal perpetrators of such crimes. School violence, particularly school shootings, is a relatively rare occurrence, not unlike workplace violence in that way. However, in recent years (perhaps the last 20 years), society has seen an increase in both the repetitiveness and cruelty of such behaviors.

Description

You are tasked with comparing and contrasting in detail the most salient traits and situational circumstances associated of school shooters and workplace shooters, analyzing the types and categories, as well as the precipitating influences, like school bullying and workplace harassment. Include a discussion of the roles of investigative psychology and geographic profiling in assisting law enforcement efforts to identify potential would-be perpetrators. You must use at least one professional journal article for your answer.

Delivery

Please post your response in the Forum by midnight (MT) Wednesday. Make sure that you justify and support your response. Also, please post a response to at least two other student answers by midnight (MT) Sunday. Please refer to the syllabus for points associated with this activity.

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