Week 1 Papers
Explore the FBI and Census websites. In 1000 words, do the following:
1. Describe the trends and patterns in crime for your state and local city or zip code for the last 10 years.
2. Describe the trends and patterns in migration for your state and local neighborhood for the last 10 years.
3. Analyze what has happened in your area to increase/decrease crime.
Use four scholarly resources to support your explanations.
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Read Chapters 1 and 2 in Introduction to Criminology: Why Do They Do It?
Explore the FBI website – Uniform Crime Reports.
Explore the Census website.
Read “Crime Characteristics and Trends,” from Bureau of Justice Statistics (2015).
Read “Law” by Lieberman, in S. Bronner (Ed.), Encyclopedia of American Studies (2014)