On July 20, 2012, 25-year-old James Holmes opened fire in a Denver theater at a midnight screening of The Dark Knight Rises, killing 12 people and injuring 70 others. First, compare how classical and positivist criminology theories will explain James’ offense. Keep the focus on what would they consider his motive for the mass killing. Second, discuss the severity or type of punishment that these two views might consider to fit the crime. Third, do you think justice was served in this case? Your response should address all three questions, separated by subheadings. You may use the resources in the James Holmes Case folder as well as other resources.
Paper Structure: Double-spaced, 12pt Times New Roman font, 1-inch margins on all sides; 3-4 pages in length (reference/cover page page excluded);
APA – 6 pages.