Criminology and Policing Assignment
Order Code: TV352
Question Task Id: 0
1. Discuss the statement that “some types of behaviours, such as rape and killing people, are always criminal”. Points you may wish to consider include: ? What are the key issues in defining behaviour as criminal?
- What models are available for defining behaviour as criminal? (HINT: social harms and human rights approaches)
- Has the way we define behaviours as criminal changed? ? Should there be one way only of defining crime?
2. Discuss the strengths and weaknesses of ONE of the following theories. a. Labelling Theory b. Differential Association c. Social Learning Theory d. Feminist criminology Points you may like to consider:
- How was the theory developed?
- How does the theory explain young people’s offending behaviour?
- How do current criminal justice policies demonstrate an application of the theory to practice?
- What are the critiques of the theory?
3. Discuss the sixth (6th) Peelian principle of policing, which is: “Police use physical force to the extent necessary to secure observance of the law or to restore order only when the exercise of persuasion, advice and warning is found to be insufficient”. Points you may like to consider:
- How is the use of force by police defined? ? How has the definition of the ‘use of force’ by police changed over time?
- What have been the key issues in the use of force by police in the last 30 years?
- Is the role of the “force” more or less relevant now than historically?
- Do police only use force when “persuasion, advice and warning” are found to be insufficient?
- How have technological developments hanged the way that police use force in their day to day interactions with the public?
- What other Peelian Principles are relevant to the 6th principle? How are they relevant?
4. Identify and discuss potential harmful consequences of child abuse for victim/survivors? Points you may like to consider:
- How is child abuse defined?
- What has research identified as potential harmful outcomes of child abuse?
- You may choose to focus on one type of child abuse
- You may choose to focus on one or two harmful consequence(s) of child abuse.
- Do outcomes differ by gender of victims?
- How do criminal justice agencies deal with potential harmful outcomes?
- What services are available for victim/survivors of child abuse to address potentially harmful outcomes?. You are required to incorporate a minimum of 10 academic sources you have identified. These 10 sources are in addition to your textbook and set readings. There is no limit on the number of sources you may include in this assessment but all sources must be correctly cited in text and a correctly formatted reference list must be provided. these are all based in australia.