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Answer these two questions detailed. Please answer questions usin text: Criminology: Theories,
Patterns and Typologies
by Larry Siegel
1. Rational Choice Theory
a. Define and Discuss the development of Rational Choice Theory.
b. Explain how this theory has impacted the Criminal Justice System over the past 40 years,
usually 3 examples.
1. Pick one of the following specific real-life criminals (Richard Kuklinski; Edward Snowden;
Scott Peterson; Michael Wymer; Ted Bundy).
a. Briefly summarize the individual and the type of crime he /she committed.
b. Use rational choice theory to discuss why the individual committed the crime.
c. Identify the choices that they made and the benefits and consequences of the act.
This will require a lengthy answer. Please make sure that you adequately summarize the offense
behavior to then support your connections to Rational Choice Theory.