At the beginning of the course you posted an introduction that included your own perceptions of crime and criminals. Take some time to reflect on the material that we have covered in this course.
Create a 20-minute audiovisual presentation that reflects on your most significant insights in this course. You can deliver a video (with audio), PowerPoint with synchronized audio, Prezi with synchronized audio, or another approved format. It is strongly encouraged that you host your presentation on YouTube or elsewhere and provide a link to your instructor. If, however, you wish to directly upload the file to the LMS, the maximum file size allowed is 10MB. If you have any questions or doubts about the format, please consult with your instructor before creating the presentation. Late deliveries will not be accepted.
Address the following elements in your presentation. (You may change the sequence to present your ideas in the most organized and fluid manner.)
1. Identify two perceptions (opinions, beliefs, or values) about crime or criminality that you held but that have changed as a result of taking this course.
2. Explain how your perception of a particular pattern or type of crime has changed.
Briefly describe the pattern or type of crime.
Summarize your previous ideas and if they map to larger misconceptions in society. Where do you think these ideas or misconceptions come from?
What parts of the course material and scholarly evidence influenced your change in perception?
3. Explain how your perception of who commits crime has changed.
Summarize your previous ideas and if they map to larger misconceptions about these groups in society. Where do you think these ideas or misconceptions come from?
What parts of the course material and scholarly evidence influenced that change?
4. Explain how a structural, interactionist, or critical theoretical perspective influenced the change in your perception.
Describe the theoretical perspective.
Explain how it has informed your new perspective.
5. Explain how your changed perception and new knowledge will influence your personal and/or professional life.