Case study

Case study

Rubric for Case Study Paper

Each student will be required to submit a case study on a violent criminal or criminals.  Emphasis should be on the background of the individuals studied and the criminal act(s) or the motivation(s) for the violent acts.

During the course, you will have learned that many theories on criminal behavior overlap, and that it is not uncommon for more than one theory toexplain why the criminal act(s) occurred.   Your paper should apply these theories of criminal behavior to the subject’s life history.

 

 

 

Criteria

Ratings
% Novice Basic Proficient Exceptional
The paper clearly discussed the factors or influences that led to the violent crime(s). 25%        
The paper applied the appropriate criminal behavior theories to the individual(s) studied. (Opinion) 15%        
The paper made a connection between the selected offense(s)/criminal(s) and the historical or social framework of the act(s). 10%        
Grammar, spelling, and syntax were appropriate to the college level 15%        
Typed in a double-spaced APA format with citations and references – including in-text citations.   Length 7-11 pages. 20%        
The paper used an appropriate number of acceptable sources. Wikipedia is not an acceptable or reputable source.  (Minimum of 4 sources)