Topic is a little too broad. While Murder/Homicide is a good place to start, you need to narrow it
down to discuss something specific. You briefly discuss gun violence - so perhaps that could be a
place to start.
Try typing into google scholar: "gun violence and criminological theory"... see what pops up.
Then do a quick exhaustive search on research on that "specific" topic. You are not expected to
discuss all issues, available data/stats under the sun, rather explain how a particular issue
related to your general topic is discussed.
For example, if your initial category topic was homicide, you would not be explaining everything
about homicide, rather you should start with what we read about in class, then begin exploring
more details from there. For instance, you could type “homicide (or whatever your general topic)
and criminological theory” in the search box, then start looking up academic research that have
specifically utilized crime theory to discuss homicide (your topic)… Maybe it would come up
with something like… Subculture and homicide, or social disorganization and homicide, or
perhaps critical race theory and homicide, etc… Then follow up with looking at the actual articles
by quickly reading through their abstract (~250 word summary of the article) to see if it would
be a good fit. Use the handout available on BB to help you find peer-reviewed sources through
ODU library if you need help. This is of course preludes part2 where you need to summarize 3
peer-reviewed sources. The whole point of addressing which theoretical perspectives apply in
part 1 is to provide you with a starting point or rationale for the articles you choose in part 2.
Try to get the SafeAssign % match down a little. While some matching is expected due to
quotes/references you really should try to reword as much as you can – including a sentence or two
after any quotes to help provide context and summarize their meaning in your own words. The more
you write on your own between quotes the lower that % will be.
Be sure you are citing your work. This is not an opinion paper but a research report based upon what
is available to you. Looking forward to your next submissions
Gun Violence There is a lot of factors that play a part in gun violence such as enviorment