In one to two paragraphs, briefly summarize Brothers and Keepers (no more than 250 words).

Theory Application Paper:
Brother and Keepers
After reading Brothers and Keepers and Violent Crime Runs in Families (Fissell, Lichtenstein, & Langstrom, 2011), construct a Theory Application Paper that addresses each of the following elements. Although each of the elements below must be included, this paper should be written in traditional essay format (i.e., do not bullet point the responses). This paper should be between 1,200 and 1,500 words (not including the reference page), and careful proofread. APA citations should be included where appropriate, and a reference page should be attached at the end of the document. The paper must be formatted in an easy to read 12-point font. The document must be left-aligned and double-spaced with 1-inch margins. The rubric for this paper can be found on the Canvas assignment dropbox.
Summary
In one to two paragraphs, briefly summarize Brothers and Keepers (no more than 250 words). This section will provide a concise and clear summary of the material. Information should be presented holistically, and in a way that draws together the main premise of the book.
Theory Application
Rooted in Rational Choice Theory, explain why Robby engages in offending, whereas the John does not. Although you may provide a brief discussion of this theory (3-4 sentences), please realize that the audience understands the theory being presented. Therefore, the majority of this section should be comprised of how the Rational Choice Theory can be used to explain differences in behaviors that Robby and John engage in. The discussion posed should be largely supported by including specific examples from the book and course materials.
Alternative Theoretical Approach
Briefly explain the main findings from the Frissel et al. (2011) article, highlighting which theory this article supports. Be sure to provide evidence on how findings from this article connect with the selected theory by giving specific examples.
Theory Critique and Conclusion
In this section, the student will critique Rational Choice Theory and the theory selected from the Frissel et al. article. Here, the student should compare and contrast the two theories using evidence from both the book and the article (i.e. examples where the book and articles each support both theories, and examples where the book and article refute each theory). Specifically, point to areas of the book that the connection with each theory appear weak, or cannot explain the divergence in the trajectories of the two brothers. What other factors may be important to consider? Expand on the theory to consider potential aspects that should be added to this theory, and other aspect that should be dropped from this theory.
Next, and based on the critical discussion provided above. State whether Rational Choice Theory or the theory chosen regarding Frissel et al. best connect with the book. Lastly, provide a short conclusion that ties up any loose ends and draws the paper to a close.

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