Explain how rational choice or trait theory can be used to explain why the people committed the crime.
Choose a high profile case, your choice must be approved by your instructor. In 1,000-1,300 words, examine the following:
- Summarize the high profile case you have chosen.
- Describe how rational choice or trait theory apply to the case; if both apply, explain how they apply, and if neither applies explain why.
- Explain how rational choice or trait theory can be used to explain why the people
committed the crime.
- Describe how rational choice and trait theorists would view this specific case.
- Explain significant studies used by the theorists and how the studies might apply to understanding the case.
Use three to four scholarly resources to support your explanations.
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This benchmark assignment assesses the following programmatic competencies: 5.2: Interpret motivation behind crime.