Analyzing an Infamous Criminal Case Jeffrey Dahmer Case Study

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Analysis of a Criminal Case

For your final paper you will be analyzing an infamous criminal case.

First choose from one of the following cases:

  • David Berkowitz
  • Ted Bundy
  • John Wayne Gacy
  • Andrea Yates
  • Jeffrey Dahmer
  • Elizabeth Smart Case
  • Susan Smith
  • Dennis Raider
  • Or choose one of your own (if you choose this option please email your instructor for approval)

In your paper you should cover the following issues:

  • Description and background of case
  • Psychology issue(s) involved in the case
  • Life events that contributed to development of pathology and violent behaviors
  • Case law associated with the case
  • How offender was caught – what tools or strategeis did law enforcement use?
  • Outcome of the legal case
  • A discussion of your view of the case and its outcome – do you agree?

Your paper should be 5-6 pages in length and contain a minimum of 4 scholarly sources in addition to your textbook for a total of 5 sources.

Make sure that your paper is written in APA format and that your sources are properly cited and referenced.

Grading Criteria Maximum Points
Submitted 5-6 page paper addressing the 7 points discussed above 70
Included a minimum of 5 sources that are properly cited and referenced 10
Grammar, spelling, and correct APA format 20
Total: 100

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