white collar crime by by Brian K. Payne, #Crime Social Media, Crime, and the Criminal Legal System by Rebecca M. Hayes; Kate Luther, Essentials of International Relations (Eighth Edition) by Ivan M. Arregun-Toft; Heather Elko McKibben; Karen A. Mingst

Instructions: Across the course, you will have read five award winning books. As we discuss these books in class you are going to be asked what your most memorable section was or “which book was your favorite?”. Answering the question is often easy. That is until you are asked to explain why it was your favorite or another book your least.
The purpose of this activity is to evaluate how you approach developing a ranking based on criteria. The criterion for this project is ranking the books on how well they educate the reader on issues of technology, crime, and issues of public safety. In developing this ranking, you will need to carefully consider what elements constitute your ranking and will need to substantiate your elements and overall ranking.
In the past, students have struggled because they found all the books insightful and would try to rank them equally. Remember, your lowest ranking books does not translate to a poor book. Rather, the others are merely better at meeting and exceeding your elements.
Your submission will be between 2,000 and 2,750 words. It must include description of the ranking elements – that is how you scored each book, and you must have at least three elements. In addition, you must provide details explaining how a work was scored, and a summary of the overall ranking.