I need to write a literary review and analysis for Merton’s Strain Theory. For y
I need to write a literary review and analysis for Merton’s Strain Theory.
For your Literature Review Paper, you can choose from the theories we discuss in class to write a literature review of the theory. The paper should be double spaced, 1-inch margins, times new roman 12 point font, with an APA reference list. Your literature review term paper must:
• Provide background on the theory including its intellectual lineage, main assumptions, and the level at which it operates (micro v macro)
• Summary of the theory’s core propositions and hypotheses (i.e., how does
the theory account for crime, delinquency, or victimization?). You should include at least one diagram depicting the theory. • Summarize the empirical validity of the theory based on your review of the literature. This should include some basic description of the methods generally utilized to test the theory.
• Offer a reasonable critique of the theory or evidence that does not fully support the theory’s hypothesis. •
Discuss any possible policy implications (how does this theory help us create policies to reduce the problem of crime in society?).
• Is there any way to integrate or improve the theory; this is where you get to be creative and utilize your scholarly analysis. Sources: The textbook and assigned readings are only a starting point. You should not cite the textbook. You need to utilize original peer reviewed sources – fear not, we will learn what this means in case you’re unfamiliar (Wikipedia is not an original peer reviewed source or other websites are not peer-reviewed sources). Some review articles (where they discuss the overall findings) are ok, but they may not be your only
source. Feel free to ask me about any questions you may have, and for any guidance in finding sources.