Thinking Like a Criminologist
Criminology requires an in-depth analysis of crime and criminals. As you have read, criminologist seek to answer the “why” question in criminal justice. Why would someone commit such a crime? For this Discussion assignment, select a crime (for example, burglary, robbery, or murder) and then describe how you would study this behavior. What would you look at in attempting to answer the “why” question? Is the answer different dependent upon the crime and/or the individual? What sources, information or data would you use to answer the question?