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Compare and contrast the two countries for their definition of the crime, crime rate, and tools used to measure the crime.

Use the Internet or Strayer databases to research one (1) transnational crime as it applies to two (2) different countries of your own choosing.

Write a two to three (2-3) page paper in which you:

  1. Review one (1) transnational crime.
  2. Compare and contrast the two (2) countries for their definition of the crime, crime rate, and tools used to measure the crime.
  3. Determine each country’s legal traditions and their major influences on crime definition, rate, and measurement.
  4. Examine the extent to which crime statistics compiled in different countries can adequately be compared. Provide support for the response.
  5. Use at least three (3) quality references. Note: Wikipedia and other Websites do not qualify as academic resources.

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

  • Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
  • Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

  • Describe the nature of globalization, and assess the aims and methods of comparative criminal justice and criminology.
  • Explain the nature and extent of various types of transnational crime.
  • Describe the principles of the four (4) major legal traditions and types of legal systems around the world.
  • Use technology and information resources to research comparative perspectives in criminal justice.
  • Write clearly and concisely about criminal justice topics using proper writing mechanics and APA style conventions.

Grading for this assignment will be based on answer quality, logic / organization of the paper, and language and writing skills, using the following rubric.

Points: 200

Assignment 1: Research Paper

Criteria

Unacceptable

Below 60% F

Meets Minimum Expectations

60-69% D

Fair

70-79% C

Proficient

80-89% B

Exemplary

90-100% A

1. Review one (1) transnational crime.

Weight: 15%

Did not submit or incompletely reviewed one (1) transnational crime. Insufficiently reviewed one (1) transnational crime. Partially reviewed one (1) transnational crime. Satisfactorily reviewed one (1) transnational crime. Thoroughly reviewed one (1) transnational crime.
2. Compare and contrast the two (2) countries for their definition of the crime, crime rate, and tools used to measure the crime.

Weight: 25%

Did not submit or incompletely compared and contrasted the two (2) countries for their definition of the crime, crime rate, and tools used to measure the crime. Insufficiently compared and contrasted the two (2) countries for their definition of the crime, crime rate, and tools used to measure the crime. Partially compared and contrasted the two (2) countries for their definition of the crime, crime rate, and tools used to measure the crime. Satisfactorily compared and contrasted the two (2) countries for their definition of the crime, crime rate, and tools used to measure the crime. Thoroughly compared and contrasted the two (2) countries for their definition of the crime, crime rate, and tools used to measure the crime.
3. Determine each country’s legal traditions and their major influences on crime definition, rate, and measurement.

Weight: 25%

Did not submit or incompletely determined each country’s legal traditions and their major influences on crime definition, rate, and measurement. Insufficiently determined each country’s legal traditions and their major influences on crime definition, rate, and measurement. Partially determined each country’s legal traditions and their major influences on crime definition, rate, and measurement. Satisfactorily determined each country’s legal traditions and their major influences on crime definition, rate, and measurement. Thoroughly determined each country’s legal traditions and their major influences on crime definition, rate, and measurement.
4. Examine the extent to which crime statistics compiled in different countries can adequately be compared. Provide support for the response.

Weight: 20%

Did not submit or incompletely examined the extent to which crime statistics compiled in different countries can adequately be compared. Did not submit or incompletely provided support for the response. Insufficiently examined the extent to which crime statistics compiled in different countries can adequately be compared. Insufficiently provided support for the response. Partially examined the extent to which crime statistics compiled in different countries can adequately be compared. Partially provided support for the response. Satisfactorily examined the extent to which crime statistics compiled in different countries can adequately be compared. Satisfactorily provided support for the response. Thoroughly examined the extent to which crime statistics compiled in different countries can adequately be compared. Thoroughly provided support for the response.
5. 3 references

Weight: 5%

No references provided Does not meet the required number of references; all references poor quality choices. Does not meet the required number of references; some references poor quality choices. Meets number of required references; all references high quality choices. Exceeds number of required references; all references high quality choices.
6. Clarity, writing mechanics, and formatting requirements

Weight: 10%

More than 8 errors present 7-8 errors present 5-6 errors present 3-4 errors present 0-2 errors present

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