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Jesse James Hollywood Analysis

Crime & Delinquency SOCI 340
Minor in Sociology Spring 2011


This paper analyzes the murder of Nick Markowitz using the rational choice theory of criminology. This paper includes a biography of Jesse James Hollywood and a detailed description of rational choice theory. In using rational choice theory I analyze the failures of the criminal justice system and Hollywood's attorney regarding providing Hollywood access to information that could have potentially lead to a decision (rational choice) which could have prevented the murder.

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