Discuss the major principles of the biosocial theories of criminal causation. Then explain the Human Genome Project (HGP)

Assignment 04

T05 Criminal Behavior

Directions: Be sure to make an electronic copy of your answer before submitting it to Ashworth College for grading. Unless otherwise stated, answer in complete sentences, and be sure to use correct English spelling and grammar. Sources must be cited in APA format. Your response should be four (4) pages in length; refer to the “Assignment Format” page for specific format requirements.

Discuss the major principles of the biosocial theories of criminal causation. Then explain the Human Genome Project (HGP). Finally, discuss criticisms that have been waged against the biosocial theories of criminal causation.

Grading Rubric

Please refer to the rubric below for the grading criteria for this assignment.

CATEGORYExemplarySatisfactoryUnsatisfactoryUnacceptable

25 points 20 points 15 points 8 points

Student provides a clear,

logical description of the 8

major principles of the

biosocial theories of criminal

causation.

Student provides a mostly

clear, logical description of

the major principles of the

biosocial theories of criminal

causation, mentioning 6-8.

Student provides a weak or

unclear description,

mentioning only 3-4

principles of the biosocial

theories of criminal

causation.

Student provides a poor

description, mentioning only

1-2 principles of the biosocial

theories of criminal

causation.

25 points 20 points 15 points 8 points

Student provides a clear,

logical explanation of the

HGP.

Student provides a mostly

clear, logical explanation of

the HGP.

Student provides a weak or

unclear explanation of the

HGP.

Student provides a poor

explanation of the HGP.

25 points 20 points 15 points 8 points

Student provides a clear,

logical summary of the 6

major criticisms waged

against the biosocial

theories.

Student provides a mostly

clear, logical summary,

mentioning 5-6 of the major

criticisms waged against the

bioocial theories.

Student provides a weak or

unclear summary,

mentioning 3-4 of the major

criticisms waged against the

biosocial theories.

Student provides a poor

summary, mentioning 1-2 of

the major criticisms waged

against the biosocial

theories.

10 points 8 points 5 points 2 points

Student does not make any

errors in grammar or spelling,

especially those that distract

the reader from the content.

Student makes 1-2 errors in

grammar or spelling that

distract the reader from the

content.

Student makes 3-4 errors in

grammar or spelling that

distract the reader from the

content.

Student makes more than 4

errors in grammar or spelling

that distract the reader from

the content.

15 points 12 points 8 points 5 points

The paper is written in

proper APA and

organizational format. All

sources used for quotes and

facts are credible and cited

correctly. Excellent

organization, including a

variety of thoughtful

transitions.

The paper is written in

proper format with only 1-2

errors. All sources used for

quotes and facts are credible,

and most are cited correctly.

Adequate organization

includes a variety of

appropriate transitions.

The paper is written in

proper format with only 3-5

errors. Most sources used for

quotes and facts are credible

and cited correctly. Essay is

poorly organized, but may

include a few effective

transitions.

The paper is not written in

proper format. Many sources

used for quotes and facts are

less than credible (suspect)

and/or are not cited

correctly. Essay is

disorganized and does not

include effective transitions.

Format – APA Format,

Citations,

Organization,

Transitions (15 Points)

Major Principles of

the Biosocial Theories

of Criminal Causation

(25 Points)

Mechanics (10 Points)

Explanation of Human

Genome Project

(HGP) (25 Points)

Criticisms of the

Biosocial Theories of

Criminal Causation

(25 Points)

 

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