Applying Theory Paper: Hunger Games
Purpose: Now that you have been introduced to several criminological theories. Let’s apply them to crime we see in our lives. . This assignment is designed to allow you to practice applying theory to human behavior. Remember, our goal is to understand WHY people act the way they do. You should not address the morality of the behavior.
Explain the plot of the movie the ” Hunger Games” and the specific crime (or deviant act) that has been committed
Detail the perpetrator/perpetrators and victim (s)
You should focus on the main characters since supporting characters often do not have enough background information to properly apply criminological theory
For this part of your paper, you should not use any criminological theory and it should be relatively brief.
Do not go into extensive detail about the movie or show here. Instead, briefly introduce the plot and integral characters. Later, you can discuss more the film as it relates to your evidence of the particular theories involved
Apply social conflict (Karl Marx) and Agnew’s Strain Theory to the character and behavior you have selected to explain why the offender committed the offense
This part of your paper should be your main focus since it is about demonstrating your ability to apply the theories
Cite specific examples from the show or film to support your case.
You should spend much of your time here, connecting several scenes in the film to your theories ( Social Conflict & Agnew’s Strain Theory). Show and write how both of the theories explain criminal behavior by integrating various key elements of the theories into the evidence in the film.
Be sure to cite your criminological theories from class readings.
Format and Length: 4 pages, double-spaced, Times New Roman, 12 pt font, and 1-inch margins
Grammar and syntax: The document should read smoothly with good transitions and be free of grammatical and spelling errors.
Organization: Is the paper organized in the most effective way for the reader?
Content: Did you address everything that was asked?
Thoroughly detailed plot, character(s), and background
Effectively apply the TWO criminological theories
Cited examples from the movie that highlight the criminological theories applied.
Citations: Use an established method of citing your sources ( APA), both in the text and in your reference page.
YOU ARE USING THE MOVIE ” THE HUNGER GAMES” AND APPLYING THE TWO THEORIES: SOCIAL CONFLICT AND AGNEW’S STRAIN THEORY TO EXPLAIN AND ACCOMPLISH EVERYTHING NEEDED TO DO THIS ASSIGNMENYT