Part 1 offense and one part 2 offense | psy 620
View Table 2.1 in your textbook.
From the list, choose one Part 1 Offense and one Part 2 Offense. Make sure one is a property crime and one is a violent crime.
Look up the statutes for those two crimes in your state and, in 1000 words, discuss the following:
1. Discuss the severity of the violent crime and how it differs from property crime.
2. Discuss how punishment and sentencing standards for the two crimes are different. Are the differences justified? Explain.
Use four scholarly resources to support your explanations.
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Reading Material for the week
1. Read Chapter 3 and review Chapter 4 of Introduction to Criminology: Why Do They Do It?
2. Watch “Shell Shocked: Growing Up in the Murder Capital of the U.S.A.” [Video file] In Films on Demand (2013).
3. Review “Public Order Offenses” from Bureau of Justice Statistics website.
4. Explore “Uniform Crime Reports” from the FBI: Violent Crime website.
5. Explore “Violent Crime” from the Bureau of Justice Statistics website.
6. Read “Property Crime” from the FBI website.
7. Review “Property Crime” from Bureau of Justice Statistics.