CJS 231 Week 1 Crime Data Comparison Paper

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 CJS 231 Week 1 Crime Data Comparison Paper

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 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 paper consistent with APA guidelines.

Submit your work to the Assignment Files tab.


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