Erik Menendez, age 17, murderer of his parents, assisted by his adult brother, Joseph Menendez, in 1989

The paper should include the following sections:

-an introduction presenting an overview of the crime, including BRIEFLY the basic facts of what happened
-an analysis in which you present how one particular criminological, sociological, or developmental theory best explains the perpetrator's actions, and why
-a discussion of the strengths and weaknesses of that particular theory—how it is that the theory may fall short in explaining certain aspects of the crime. In light of this, discuss what other theory or combination of theories may better account for those particular aspects of the crime
-concluding thoughts summarizing your research and analysis