Assignment 2: Digital Crime Theories

Write a three to four (3-4) page paper in which you:

  1. Select two (2) of the theories, suggested in Chapter 3 of the text, that a researcher could use to explain the cause of digital crime. Provide a rationale to support your response.
  2. Explain the manner in which the theory that you selected in Question 1 relates to crime in general.
  3. Determine one (1) additional theory that a researcher could use to explain the cause of digital-crime and non-digital crime. Include one (1) example for each crime in question to support your response.
  4. Use at least three (3) quality references for this assignment, Note: Wikipedia and similar Websites do not qualify as quality resources.

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

  • Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format.

Assignment 2: Digital Crime Theories

Criteria

Unacceptable

Below 60% F

Meets Minimum Expectations

60-69% D

Fair

70-79% C

Proficient

80-89% B

Exemplary

90-100% A

  1. Select two (2) of the theories, suggested in Chapter 3 of the text, that a researcher could use to explain the cause of digital crime.  Provide a rationale to support your response.

Weight: 30%

Did not submit or incompletely selected two (2) of the theories, suggested in Chapter 3 of the text, that a researcher could use to explain the cause of digital crime.  Did not submit or incompletely provided a rationale to support your response.

Insufficiently selected two (2) of the theories, suggested in Chapter 3 of the text, that a researcher could use to explain the cause of digital crime.  Insufficiently provided a rationale to support your response.

Partiallyselected two (2) of the theories, suggested in Chapter 3 of the text, that a researcher could use to explain the cause of digital crime.  Partiallyprovided a rationale to support your response.

Satisfactorilyselected two (2) of the theories, suggested in Chapter 3 of the text, that a researcher could use to explain the cause of digital crime. Satisfactorily provided a rationale to support your response.

Thoroughly selected two (2) of the theories, suggested in Chapter 3 of the text, that a researcher could use to explain the cause of digital crime.  Thoroughly provided a rationale to support your response.

  1. Explain the manner in which the theory that you selected in Question 1 relates to crime in general.

    Weight: 25%

Did not submit or incompletely explained the manner in which the theory that you selected in Question 1 relates to crime in general.

Insufficiently explained the manner in which the theory that you selected in Question 1 relates to crime in general.

Partially explained the manner in which the theory that you selected in Question 1 relates to crime in general.

Satisfactorilyexplained the manner in which the theory that you selected in Question 1 relates to crime in general.

Thoroughlyexplained the manner in which the theory that you selected in Question 1 relates to crime in general.

  1. Determine one (1) additional theory that a researcher could use to explain the cause of digital-crime and non-digital crime. Include one (1) example for each crime in question to support your response.

Weight: 30%

Did not submit or incompletely determined one (1) additional theory that a researcher could use to explain the cause of digital-crime and non-digital crime. Did not submit or incompletely included one (1) example for each crime in question to support your response.

Insufficientlydetermined one (1) additional theory that a researcher could use to explain the cause of digital-crime and non-digital crime. Insufficientlyincluded one (1) example for each crime in question to support your response.

Partiallydetermined one (1) additional theory that a researcher could use to explain the cause of digital-crime and non-digital crime. Partially included one (1) example for each crime in question to support your response.

Satisfactorily determined one (1) additional theory that a researcher could use to explain the cause of digital-crime and non-digital crime. Satisfactorily included one (1) example for each crime in question to support your response.

Thoroughlydetermined one (1) additional theory that a researcher could use to explain the cause of digital-crime and non-digital crime. Thoroughlyincluded one (1) example for each crime in question to support your response.

  1. 3 references

Weight: 5%

No references provided

Does not meet the required number of references; all references poor quality choices.

Does not meet the required number of references; some references poor quality choices.

Meets number of required references; all references high quality choices.

Exceeds number of required references; all references high quality choices.

  1. Clarity, writing mechanics, and formatting requirements

Weight: 10%

More than 8 errors present

7-8 errors present

5-6 errors present

3-4 errors present

0-2 errors present