Name Instructor Course Number Date Texting and Driving One year ago Polk County Iowa for the first time sentenced a 20-year-old woman for texting and driving. According to law enforcement officials the convict at the time of the crime was driving and texting in the company of two passengers when they were involved in a gruesome accident south of Mitchellville (Whotv.com). Interestingly the two passengers realized that the driver was serve as a useful mechanism of deterring other like-minded people who are aware of the dangers of texting and driving but will not desist from the vice. Works Cited Piquero Alex R. Rational Choice and Criminal Behavior: Recent Research and Future Challenges. Hoboken: Taylor and Francis 2012. Print. Whotv.com 16 July 2016 whotv.com/2016/07/15/iowa-woman-sentenced-in-first-of-its-kind-texting-while-driving-crash/. Accessed 25 Sept. 2017 Wright John P. Rational Choice Theories. New York: Oxford University Press 2009. Print. [...]
Watch: Texting & Driving whotv.com · Summarize the article · Use Rational Choice Theory to explain why people text and drive even though it is not safe. · Discuss whether you agree or disagree with the sentence (in Iowa woman case). Do you believe that harsh penalties for texting and driving are an effective specific deterrence? GHA eText chapters 3 & 4 due on 9/30 by 11:59 p.m.