Pick a particular crime or criminal offender (generic--not actually a specific person) and the main goal of your paper will be to try and look at relevant quality research to help determine what motivates people to commit such crimes (you are expected to relate the reasons to the theories in our textbook). You should have at least one theory from the textbook that helps explain the motivations, but there might actually be more than one and they may overlap in an integrative fashion.
Annotated bibliographies help you organize and evaluate your research. To create an annotated bibliography, cite your sources in APA format and write summary and/or evaluation of the source. Visit the Purdue OWL link below to learn more about annotated bibliographies and see examples.