Students will be required to complete a 10 page research paper in APA format with a minimum of 5 references. The cover page and reference page do not count towards the required 10 pages. Each student will select a current or historical criminal offender. After researching the individual's background, criminological theories should be selected which best explains the rationale for engaging in criminal behavior. The paper should be focused on the criminological theories, versus a recanting of the criminal's life or deviant behavior.