Prompt: Are there any crimes that are particularly hard to explain using the theories we outlined in class? Choose a crime (this should be a specific case from a news article) and summarize this event. Why do you think the theories we covered in class fail to explain this crime? Argue your case.
Choose from the following theories
|2. General Strain Theory (GST)|
|3. Social Disorganization|
|4. Collective Efficacy|
|6. Institutional Anomie Theory (IAT)|
|7. Subculture theory of crime- which talks about the “middle class measuring rod” and the idea of “rejecting the rejectors”|
|8. Subculture theory- specifically, differential opportunity theory|
|9. Focal concerns (trouble, toughness, fate, smartness, excitement, luck, autonomy)|
|10. Subculture of Violence (general)|
|11. Subculture of Violence (particularly about the south)|
|12. The Code of the Street|
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