For this assignment, you can choose
to either create a PowerPoint presentation or write a report depicting your
analysis of historical crime data for a specific category of crime or criminal
issue. Focus your research on one component of the criminal justice system
(i.e., law enforcement, courts, or corrections). The data and charts you
develop may be used in your Final Project. For this assignment, you will:
- Present national data and trends based on the FBI – Uniform Crime Report and/or the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) – National Crime
Victimization Survey (NCVS), or another comparable nationally
recognized database, such as The Campus Safety and Security
Data Analysis Cutting Tool. Or, for an international
perspective, you may present data available at the United Nations Office
on Drugs and Crime’s Crime and criminal justice
- Present graphical statistical crime data for a specific
category of crime from three comparable size cities, counties, or states
from three different regions of the country (e.g., Indianapolis, Austin,
and San Francisco). This information should be found on official
- Develop questions you would like to address based on
the data you retrieved. (Note: You do not have to answer these questions
for this assignment.) What crime prevention programs or initiatives are
available to potentially address the crime or criminal justice issue?
(Note: You are working through Step 18 in Crime Analysis for Problem
Solvers in 60 Small Steps.)
If you choose to create a PowerPoint
Presentation, graphically display the statistical data developed for three
comparable cities, counties, or states. Your presentation must incorporate
national statistics for comparison. Your assessment may be in bullet or
paragraph format and must be provided in the notes section of the presentation.
Make sure you standardize your data (usually 1:1000; 1:10,000; or 1: 100,000) and
incorporate the scale in a key for each chart. Your PowerPoint presentation
must be a minimum of 10 slides long.
If you choose to write a report,
graphically display the statistical data developed for three comparable cities,
counties, or states. Incorporate national statistics for comparison. You must
include an introduction that presents the focus of the project for analysis.
Your assignment must be at least five pages in addition to the title page and
reference page. Your assessment may be in bullet or paragraph format below the
graphic display. Make sure you standardize your data (usually 1:1000; 1:10,000;
or 1: 100,000) and incorporate the scale in a key for each chart.
In addition to the textbook, you
must use at least three scholarly sources to support your points. Cite your
sources within the text and on the reference page. Your assignment must be
formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center,
which is located within the Learning Resources tab on the left navigation toolbar,
in your online course.