Your response should be 1-3 pages, double-spaced, 12 pt. Times New Roman. This i

Your response should be 1-3 pages, double-spaced, 12 pt. Times New Roman. This is not a research-based paper but should reflect what has been covered in the previous section and your understanding of the material. You can include outside material in order to support your response but be sure to properly cite this material (in-text and in a reference page). Make sure to answer all parts of the question in your response! Once finished, be sure to submit your response on Canvas.
Choose ONE of the following questions and answer it in full:
Crime and deviance are both legally defined and socially constructed. Some argue that criminologists should only focus on acts that are illegal. Do you agree? Or do you think it is also important to study acts that are deviant but legal? Why? What are the advantages and/or disadvantages?
Some of the first efforts in victimology research focused on victim precipitation – the extent to which a victim played a role in their own victimization. Is this tactic a good approach? If yes, how? Or does it lend itself to victim blaming? Explain your answer.
Which of Beccaria’s elements of punishment do you think is most important? Why? Do you think this is currently being implemented in the CJS? If so, how? If not, how could it be implemented and what would the outcomes be?
Regarding rational choice theory, if you were to shoplift, would you rather be subjected to formal sanctions but be assured that none of your family members, friends, or employers would find out, or would you rather face informal sanctions with no formal punishment? Explain your decision.