1) Read the week 3 notes 2) Read pp. 61-69; 78-87 in Lilly, Cullen, and Ball 3)

1) Read the week 3 notes
2) Read pp. 61-69; 78-87 in Lilly, Cullen, and Ball
3) Review the Powerpoint presentation
4) Read the article by Chamlin and Cochran
5) Post (on the discussion board) a response the following question:
Frequently there is a disconnect between criminological theory and policy
implications, meaning that theory often does not lend itself to changing policies.
Consider the central tenets of any strain/anomie theory (e.g., Merton’s strain theory,
Institutional Anomie theory, etc.) and discuss how this theory could be implemented
to prevent/reduce crime. If you do not believe that strain theory could guide policy,
then explain (in a convincing manner) why. Be sure that your examples are possible
and feasible. (Saying that we should eliminate poverty is a good idea, but it is not
going to happen.)

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