Topic: Theories of Crime

Pick a recent crime trend in the U.S., such as a city or national event. Apply one or more theories of crime learned in the course to explain the crime, including any underlying behavioral, social and structural causes. Use these theories to recommend crime control policies and any social changes that are necessary, citing relevant research proving such steps have been proven to work. For example, they can range from crime prevention programs to policing and incarceration policies. Also offer a range of solutions to solve this problem.