Performance Assessment: Deviance, Crime, and Social Control

Articulate and analyze perspectives about crime and participation in social deviance.

Write a 500- to 600-words (minimum) paper thoroughly discussing each of the following:

  • Define deviance and methods of social control, and provide examples.
  • Explain the theoretical perspectives on crime and the law.
  • Summarize the key ideas behind popular theories of social deviance and crime
  • Use theories to explain trends and examples of social deviance and crime.
  • Describe the criminal justice system and types of crimes

Basic Requirements (assignment criteria):

  • Assignment has been proofread and does not contain any major spelling or grammatical errors.
  • A minimum of 500- to 600-words in length, double spaced, 1 inch margins.
  • Resources are cited in APA format in a reference list and using parenthetical citations (if you need help with this, review course resources).
  • Relevant terms and concepts are used and defined.
The Theoretical Perspectives of Deviance and Crime
Criteria Ratings Pts
Define deviance and methods of social control, and provide examples
Definition and descriptions are accurate and well explained with specific examples

20.0 pts

Definition and descriptions are accurate but could use greater elaboration.

18.0 pts

Definition or description is lacking key elements

16.0 pts

No Marks

0.0 pts

20.0 pts
Explain the theoretical perspectives on crime and the law.
Explanations of theoretical perspectives on crime and the law are accurate.

20.0 pts

Explanations of theoretical perspectives on crime and the law are accurate, but could use greater elaboration.

18.0 pts

Explanations of theoretical perspectives on crime and the law are lacking key elements

16.0 pts

No Marks

0.0 pts

20.0 pts
Summarize the key ideas behind popular theories of social deviance and crime
Summaries of theories of social deviance and crime are accurate and clearly explained.

20.0 pts

Summaries of theories of social deviance and crime are accurate but could use greater elaboration

18.0 pts

Summaries of theories of social deviance and crime are lacking key elements

16.0 pts

No Marks

0.0 pts

20.0 pts
Use theories to explain trends and examples of social deviance and crime.
Theories are accurately used to explain trends and examples of social deviance and crime.

20.0 pts

Theories are accurately used to explain trends and examples of social deviance and crime, but could use greater elaboration.

18.0 pts

Theories to explain trends and examples of social deviance and crime are lacking key elements.

16.0 pts

No Marks

0.0 pts

20.0 pts
Describe the criminal justice system and types of crimes
Descriptions of the criminal justice system and types of crime are accurate and clearly described.

20.0 pts

Descriptions of the criminal justice system and types of crime are accurate but could use greater elaboration.

18.0 pts

Descriptions of the criminal justice system and types of crime are lacking key elements.

16.0 pts

No Marks

0.0 pts

20.0 pts
Total Points: 100.0