Chapter 1: Crime and Criminology Class Discussion/Activity
Criminologists devote themselves to understanding the causes of criminal behavior. Robert Deal faced first-degree murder charges for the shooting deaths of three people at a Planned Parenthood in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Nine people were also wounded in the incident. Politicians, criminal justice professionals, and others argued that the shooting resulted from different causes, ranging from mental illness to domestic terrorism. How can understanding the cause of crimes help prevent them?
Chapter 1: Crime and Criminology Media Tool
· An in-depth look at how the story of late-19th/early 20th century Italian criminologist Cesare Lombroso and his efforts to study the relationship between left-handedness and criminal behavior.
Discussion: Discuss Lombroso’s beliefs about determining criminal behavior based on certain physical characteristics. Are there any parallels between Lombroso’s ideas and current ideas of criminal behavior?
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