CJA 314 Week 1 Individual Paper - Crime Data Comparison Paper

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*************************************Resource:  Films on Demand


“Crime and Punishment”

“Experiment Research and

“Selecting a Sample”


Resource:  Types of Crime videos in CJ Criminology


“Introduction to Crimes Kiosk”

“Defining and Measuring Crime”


Resource:  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

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

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.
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