Capstone Papers-Distinguishing Types of Assault and Criminal Homicide

Capstone Papers-Distinguishing Types of Assault and Criminal Homicide

Distinguishing Types of Assault and Criminal Homicide

This activity provides you with a common occupational and research vernacular of the distinctions among the various definitions related to assault and criminal homicide. You should be aware of the changes to terms and elements of the respective offenses.

You are tasked with providing a descriptive analysis of an assault or homicide case that you heard about, or are acquainted with via some mass media, involving either a juvenile or adult. In your descriptive analysis of the case, identify the specific type of assault or homicide; demographic factors; along with the psychological aspects of the perpetrator’s modus operandi and signature characteristics. Then, based on your descriptive analysis, provide a formal risk assessment of future violence that has an empirical foundation.

Please post your response in the Forum by midnight (MT) Wednesday. Make sure that you justify and support your response. Also, please post a response to at least two other student answers by midnight (MT) Sunday. Please refer to the syllabus for points associated with this activity.