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Crosscurrent Hunt

Read the Crosscurrents in Chapter 3 carefully, noting how they illustrate issues covered in the chapter.

  • “Chicago” discusses the violent crime in that city.

  • “The Criminal Profile” looks at criminal profiling.

Find items that exemplify, explain, or even appear to contradict topics from Chapter 1. Write short summaries of these items in the spaces provided. If possible, find one local item and one national item. Suggested topics are listed below.

The classical school of criminology Psychological theories of
The positivist school of criminology Sociological theories of
Biological theories of
Critical sociological theories of crime

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