For your Module Two Assignment, please search online to find someone who you would consider a rational choice offender. Make sure you are able to tie this specifically to your theoretical concepts specific to rational choice (reward/punishment, intelligent enough to make a decision, etc.).
Please respond below the line to the following questions (make sure to use your case to critically analyze the theory, not personal opinions about the offenders themselves). Do not rewrite the question in your response, and remember that your response should be a minimum of 3 double-spaced pages.
What offender did you choose to use for this assignment? Add two web links below as references.
Using the components of rational choice, how would you explain this crime/criminal? Make sure you think about and use terminology with regards to the development of rational choice theory and the section(s) titled “is crime rational”? Using terminology from your book, try to convince me that rational choice explains these individual’s actions!
According to the techniques in your book, which form of crime prevention and elimination could we use for this form of the offender and why? In this response, make sure you discuss why you would NOT use the other forms of crime prevention and elimination that you did not pick.
Now I want you to think outside the box, and tear this theory up. What does rational choice theory not account for/explain in the case you have chosen? In other words, how does this theory not explain these offender’s actions?