Week2 disc | Criminal homework help

Environmental Stressors

Supporting Lectures:

  • Positive Criminology
  • Social Structure Theory

This week’s discussion will examine the impact of one’s local environment on behavior. Considering what is presented in the readings, answer the following questions:

  • What impact does an individual’s environment and/or genetics have on the individual’s ability to make a free choice not to commit criminal acts? Support your response with research.
  • What five environmental stressors most impact crime in a community and those who inhabit it? Why?
  • How can local leaders address the stressors you identified?
  • What environmental factor do you think has the greatest impact on the differences in behavior among youth sharing the same social group, age, and neighborhood?