Social Learning Theory

Writing Assignment 2 (25 Points) Due Dec. 1st by 11:59 pm EST Instructions: This assignment is based on a criminological theory covered in modules 7 to 12. You will select a criminological theory (from modules 7 to 12) and research how that theory has been used as a conceptual framework for the study of cybercrime. Your paper needs to be 6-7 pages in length, typed, double-spaced, and in 12 point Times New Roman font with 1-inch margins. Please adhere to the 6th edition of the APA manual for formatting your paper. Note: You must select a different type of cybercrime than the one you selected for Writing Assignment 01. This assignment consists of three major parts: 1. Criminological Theory (20 points) a. Describe the historical and intellectual background of the theory b. Describe the theory’s main assumptions/propositions c. Briefly elaborate on the empirical validity of the theory 2. Criminological Theory and Cybercrime (20 points) a. Select one specific type of cybercrime that you are interested in exploring b. Find at least three peer-reviewed research articles focused on the study of that particular cybercrime using the criminological theory you selected as conceptual framework c. Summarize and evaluate the major findings of the research articles d. Briefly discuss the limitations of each study 3. Recommendations for Future Research (10 points) a. Provide recommendations for future b. How can the understanding of the particular cybercrime you selected be improved by future research? c. What can future researchers do to in order to further enhance our understanding of that particular cybercrime?