First, select an offender from the list of offenders.
Alex and Derek King (12 and 13 when they killed their father)
Andrew Luster (Cosmetic fortune heir who was convicted of drugging, raping, and videotaping assault of young women)
Bernard Madoff (perpetrated world’s largest Ponzi scheme, bilking investors of billions of dollars)
Charles Cullen (Most prolific serial killer in New Jersey history, killed patients with drugs from the hospital)
Cheng Chui Ping (Smuggled thousands of Chinese immigrants to the United States)
Eric Rudolph (Serial bomber responsible for several anti-abortion and anti-gay bombings, killing two and injuring 111)
Jesse Timmendequas (Raped and murdered a seven-year-old girl)
Joel Steinberg (lawyer who beat six-year-old daughter to death)
John B. Taylor (former Wendy’s manager who robbed and shot seven employees)
Kathy Boudin (radical involved in robbery that led to the death of two police officers and a security guard)
Ken Lay (Enron accounting fraud, wiped out employee-stockholders’ pensions)
Michael Devlin (kidnapped and sexually abused two boys while living openly as their “father”)
Robert Chambers (nicknamed the “Preppie Murderer,” killed 18-year-old woman in Central Park)
Sante Kimes (grifter who, with son, murdered elderly socialite to get townhouse)
Seung-Hui Cho (South Korean student who killed 32 people and wounded 17 others at Virginia Tech)
Susan Smith (falsely claimed carjacking to cover drowning of her children)
Zacarias Moussaoui (would-be 9/11 hijacker now serving life sentence in federal prison)
Then, select one theory from the list.
Control Balance Theory
Critical Feminist Criminology
Cultural Deviance Theory
Deviance Place Theory
Differential Association Theory
Differential Coercion Theory
General Strain Theory
Integrated Cognitive Antisocial Potential (ICAP) Theory
Left Realism Theory
Rational Choice Theory
Theory of Crime and Genetic Theory
After you research the criminological theory and the case, your paper must
Explain the theory in detail.
Discuss the theorist responsible for coining the theory including the year the theory was created.
Describe the premise of the theory.
Explain how it is applicable.
Discuss both the offender and the crime in detail.
Discuss how the theory explains the actions of the criminal selected from the list above.
The Final Paper
Must be 12 to 15 double-spaced pages in length (not including title and references pages) and formatted according to APA 7th Edition