Task 1: Academic Differences between Criminologists and Criminalists
Reflect on the differences between a criminologist and a criminalist. Formulate a mini course syllabus, listing several topics required for each discipline. Then, explain why the topics you have picked for each syllabus are necessary for each job role.
Task 2: Effect of the Environment on Criminal Behavior
Visit some areas in your community and study their environments, such as the conditions of homes, buildings, businesses, and open spaces. Write about how these conditions may trigger different responses. Then, make an argument for or against positivist theories, which suggest that people may have specific traits that influence how they respond to their social environment.