After viewing the video “The St. Valentines Day Massacre,” please post a reflection of the documentary. Then discuss the different crimes portrayed in the movie and what theories might explain some of the offenders behaviors.
I hope you have enjoyed the course.
For the last Discussion Board posting I want you to think about what you have learned in this course regarding the causes of crime, policies related to crime,and how the two perspectives, social responsibility and social problems, impact how criminal justice policies are created. In your final posting, discuss the future of criminology and criminal justice policies. Be specific using examples of programs and policies to illustrate your points.
I think that criminology will change in the future. With the current election going on in our country. I think policy will be shaped around the social problems theory. For example, Bernie Sanders has fought for the middle class and for social change throughout the primary election process. More and more people started to join his revolution because the middle and lower classes are sick of the social problems that plague them. As a result, policy will start to change to address the social issues and in return, the crime rates will go down because the issues are beginning to be resolved.
Please respond to one of these discussion prompts: (a) list any five methods of crime control that appear to be effective, or (b) list any five methods of crime control that appear to be failures. Write a brief sentence reflecting on why each of these is a success/failure.