CJS 231 Week 1 Crime Data Comparison

CJS 231 Week 1 Crime Data Comparison

Author: Patricia Rhone


View the following Films on Demand:
Crime and Punishment
Experiment Research and Design
Selecting a Sample
View the following Crime videos in CJ Criminology:
Introduction to Crimes Kiosk
Defining and Measuring Crime
View the following video in Criminology in the 21st Century:
How Crimes are Measured  
Utilize FBI Uniform Crime Report data and select one offense, such as burglary, in two metropolitan areas.   
Choose at least two metropolitan areas with different data.
Write a 700- to 1,050-word paper comparing the occurrence of the offense in the selected areas. Identify the number of occurrences reported to the police for each area, and address the following questions:
Which area had more reported incidents?
What were the rates of the crime for each area?
Did the rates change over time in either area?
What factors might explain the differences in the rates?
Format your assignment using headings as part of structuring information.
Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines using in-text citations and at least 4 peer reviewed sources, one must be the course text.
Review the posted Rubric for additional assignment requirements and expectations.
Click the Assignment Files tab to submit your assignment.

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