Please explain the three measuring tools that criminologists use to measure delinquency. What are the criticisms of each instrument?
Who are chronic offenders? What are typical characteristics of chronic offenders? Based on studies conducted on chronic offenders, is it safe to conclude that they are doomed to a lifetime of crime? Briefly explain.
Please submit initial post(s) early in the week, and subsequent responses to the posts of your peers at timely intervals throughout the session. The goal is to have a dynamic discussion around the topic that lasts throughout the entire week which means it is a good idea to visit the Discussions link to see if new posts are made. You can also Subscribe to each forum to be alerted of new responses.
Posts and responses should be thorough and thoughtful. Just posting an “I agree” or “Good ideas” will not be considered adequate. Support statements with examples, experiences, or references.
Respond to at least one of your peers.
Discussions occur when there is dialogue; therefore, you need to build upon the posts and responses of other learners to create discussion threads. Make sure to revisit the discussion forum and respond (if necessary) to what other learners have posted to your initial responses.
Your prior knowledge, experiences, and resources are an invaluable part of the discussion
Please see grading rubric on how your discussion posts will be evaluated
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