Explore BrainMass

Explore BrainMass

    Public Policy Programs on Public Order Crimes, Pennsylvania

    Not what you're looking for? Search our solutions OR ask your own Custom question.

    This content was COPIED from BrainMass.com - View the original, and get the already-completed solution here!

    The Solution was created to guide the student in putting together a list of Public Policies & Programs aimed at countering Public Order Crimes in the State of Pennsylvania. The Solution looks at the Pros & Cons of each program mentioned and delves into specifics of the program to discuss possible areas of improvement.

    © BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com March 4, 2021, 8:21 pm ad1c9bdddf
    https://brainmass.com/sociology/symbolic-interaction/public-policy-programs-on-public-order-crimes-pennsylvania-161909

    Solution Preview

    Hi,
    After going through the theories presented by Siegel & a quick review of the textbook you are using, I decided to create a solution that aims to guide you step by step in approaching the problem so that you can come up with a comprehensive & concise answer to the problem you posted. I have listed Internet resources so that you won't have to run to the various sections of the library while you put together your answer. The question is a sociological question & as all professors do, they would expect you to address the question by choosing one or two criminological or even sociological deviance theories, link them/relate them to practical laws, which in this case is on Public order in Pennsylvania. To get a good mark on this assignment, you have to show that you know the basic terminologies in criminology/social deviance, a bit about Pennsylvania Public Order Laws and relate them to each other. Your professor is also asking you to discuss the pros & cons of the law & Public Policy -- this part will show how good your analytical & research skills are and would also show your understanding of the applications of the law/policies and its effects on society. Don't be frightened by the 'big words' if you still have not met them or if this is your first foray into criminology/sociology, it will come to you as long as you gain an understanding of the basics.

    *Terminologies*

    First, let's start with a bit of terminologies. It is important for you to understand & define the following terms in your answer:
    Crime - in its purist form, it means a breach of law & is punishable according to the rules & policies set against it by a governing authority.

    Deviant Behaviour - in its simplest form means a way of behaving or interacting in society that is against what is considered normal & acceptable in a community according to the cultural, sociological, political, and religious & various other social influences. Deviant behaviour can occur via psychological or genetic determinism, a social result of relationships & experiences or a mix of both. Studying deviant behaviour is a social scientific form of criminal studies where the aim is to explain & understand the social processes that drive people to become deviant contrary to the norm, hence, resulting to criminal behaviour.

    Theories of Criminology - criminologists (social ...

    Solution Summary

    The solution is a step-by-step guide that takes the student through online-based research to gather data & information on Public Policy & Programs that are enforced by the State of Pennsylvania to deter Public Order Crime. The Solution provides a concise description & definition of key elements & concepts including theories used to explain criminal behavior. Providing the structure for an essay within the solution, it aims to inform, teach & guide that when followed would enable the student to compile enough knowledge on Public Policies on Public Order Crimes in Pennsylvania for a paper, an essay or classroom discussion.

    $2.49

    ADVERTISEMENT