Final Project – Theories and Music PowerPoint Criminology – CRJU 3233 The purpos

Final Project – Theories and Music PowerPoint Criminology – CRJU 3233
The purpose of this assignment is to create a visually appealing PowerPoint that applies the theories we have learned about this semester to music. The assignment is to find, listen, and analyze one song that relates to offending behavior. This song should have some portrayal of deviance, criminality, or illicit behavior.
You will be graded according to the guidelines of the rubric which is at the end of this document.
First, select a song that include some connection to deviant, criminal, or illicit behavior. It can be any song/artist as long as it meets the requirements of the assignment.
1) Song Name and Artist (2 points)
2) Portrayal of Deviance or Criminal/Illicit Behavior (25 points)
a) In short blurbs of text or bullets (equal to the amount of information in 1-2 paragraphs):
i) How does the song portray deviance, criminality, or illicit behavior? (1) Quote the lyrics that specifically discuss this behavior
3) Theoretical Perspective (25 points)
a) In short blurbs of text or bullets (equal to the amount of information in 2 paragraphs):
i) The theoretical perspective that is represented in the song
(1) Connect the theory to the specific lyrics in the song to portray how concepts from
the theory are connected to the song
(2) You can use any theoretical perspective from class
ii) Include the theorist(s) and main concepts from your selected theory – be sure to cite the information!
iii) This should be a large portion of your PowerPoint
4) Impact of Song (25 points)
a) In short blurbs of text or bullets (equal to the amount of information in 1-2 paragraphs):
i) The impact the song could have on youth/adults and the potential to influence individuals to engage in the attitudes/behaviors in the song
ii) Think about the groups that listen to the song, is/was it a popular song?/Billboard chart data
The final project is worth 100 points and is 20% of your final grade. The assignment must be uploaded to Folio in the corresponding Dropbox folder by Wednesday, June 15th at 5:00 pm EST.
5) Two Images/GIFs (10 points)
a) This can be a photograph, stock image, GIF, or something else directly related to your song. If you need help finding an image, free images can be found on Google or sites like Pexels and GIPHY
i) Images must make sense and connect to your selected song
b) You can use more than 2 images if you would like
6) In-Text Citations and References (5 points)
a) Cite all articles, websites, lecture notes, and any other sources both in-text (on the slides)
and at the end of the PowerPoint (APA 7th edition)
b) Should have at least 2 outside citations
c) All statements that are not common knowledge or ones’ own thoughts must be cited.
i) Helpful Citation Website
Please note that the information in the PowerPoint is more important than the visual aspect; however, the visual aspect/appeal counts for 8 points.
The academic dishonesty policy fully applies to this assignment. Each assignment will be processed through Turnitin services.

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