3.) Implications for public policy. Finally, your description of criminal behavior and
theories to explain it should be connected with a discussion of social control and public
policy. Thus, you should address how effective formal (or informal) social control
institutions are likely to reduce the criminal behavior you discuss. For example, would
harsh punishments be more effective than rehabilitation to control thieves? Is it even
possible to “correct” individuals’ criminal behavior? Briefly discuss the best role of police
and courts with regards to the criminal behavior. For example, should we make longer
prison sentences and add more police to the streets?