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CRJ322
Preview: CRJ322 : The Criminal Mind
Course Guide
Prerequisites
Course Description
Instructional Materials
CRJ105
This course provides a broad range of topics relevant to criminal behavior and the development of
the personality. Biological, psychological, and social structural factors which influence the possible
origin of criminal behavior, as well as criminal justice and societal approaches for preventing crime
are addressed.
Required Resources
Anthony Walsh. 2020. Criminology: The Essentials. CRJ322 Sage Publications Inc 4th
edition textbook available at https://www.strayerbookstore.com
Euan Kerr. December 12, 2018. Departed Strib Film Critic Disputed Plagiarism Charge.
https://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/12/12/departed-star-tribune-critic-disputes-plagiarism-
charge
Sean Sullivan. October 10, 2014. Army War College Revokes Sen John Walsh's Degree
Over Plagiarism. https://advance-lexis-com.libdatab.strayer.edu/api/permalink/65261a1b-
7732-43ee-bf10-c1851f94b9e8/?context=1516831
Jamie Ducharme. 2019. Does ZIP Code Equal Life Expectancy?
http://libdatab.strayer.edu/login?url=https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?
direct=true&db=a9h&AN=137195876&site=eds-live&scope=site
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Course Learning Outcomes
Killary Hoffower. January 2020. A Woman Who Studied 600 Millionaires Discovered Where
You Choose to Live Has 2 Effects on Your Ability to Build Wealth. https://advance-lexis-
com.libdatab.strayer.edu/api/permalink/e5869755-3cea-415f-9cd3-edb7d9987ffd/?
context=1516831
Supplemental Resources
Federal Bureau of Investigation. No date. Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR).
https://www.fbi.gov/services/cjis/ucr
Eurostat. No date. Crime and Criminal Justice - Overview.
https://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/web/crime
Bureau of Justice Statistics. No date. Data Collection: National Crime Victimization Survey
(NCVS). https://www.bjs.gov/index.cfm?ty=dcdetail&iid=245
Federal Bureau of Investigation. No date. National Incident-Based Reporting System
(NIBRS). https://www.fbi.gov/services/cjis/ucr/nibrs
Law Library - American Law and Legal Information. No date. Causes of Crime.
https://law.jrank.org/pages/12004/Causes-Crime.html
Professional Associations and Organizations
Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. No date. ACJS | Academy of Criminal Justice
Sciences. https://www.acjs.org/default.aspx
ASC. No date. ASC | American Society of Criminology. https://www.asc41.com/
International Association of Chiefs of Police. No date. IACP | International Association of
Chiefs of Police. http://theiacp.org/
International Association of Crime Analysts. No date. https://it.ojp.gov/AT/Resource/211
JRSA. No date. JRSA | Justice Research and Statistics Association. https://www.jrsa.org/
National Crime Prevention Council. No date. https://www.ncpc.org/
Review the fundamental concepts and theories of criminology.
1
Examine categories of crimes and their causes.
2
3
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Weekly Course Schedule
Week 1 - To Do List
Learn: Read Chapter 1 in your Criminology:
The
Essentials textbook.
Learn: Review the Chapter 1 PowerPoint presentation.
Discuss: Introduce yourself and participate in the discussion, Plagiarism As a Deviant Behavior.
Week 2 - To Do List
Learn: Read Chapters 4 and 5 in your
Criminology:
The
Essentials
textbook.
Learn: Review the Chapters 4 and 5 PowerPoint presentations.
Discuss: Participate in the discussion, The Pleasure vs. Pain Principle.
Week 3 - To Do List
Learn: Read Chapters 6, 7, and 8 (pp. 144–152 only) in your Criminology:
The
Essentials
textbook.
Learn: Review the Chapters 6, 7, and 8 (pp. 144–152 only) PowerPoint presentations.
Analyze the correlation between crime patterns and demographics, such as
gender, age, ethnicity, and socioeconomic status.
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Week 3 - To Do List
Learn: Watch videos on designing and creating effective presentations.
Discuss: Participate in the discussion, Criminology Theory Applied to Police Work.
Quiz: Complete the quiz covering Chapters 1, 4–7, and 8 (pp. 144–152 only).
Prepare: Familiarize yourself with the Criminology Theory Presentation assignment, due in Week
4.
Week 4 - To Do List
Learn: Read Chapter 9 in your Criminology:
The
Essentials textbook.
Learn: Review the Chapter 9 PowerPoint presentation.
Discuss: Participate in the discussion, What Should the Legal Drinking Age Be?
Assignment: Complete and submit the Criminology Theory Presentation assignment.
Week 5 - To Do List
Learn: Read Chapter 8 (pp. 152–159 only) and Chapter 10 in your Criminology:
The
Essentials
textbook.
Learn: Review the Chapter 8 (pp.152–159 only) and Chapter 10 PowerPoint presentations.
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Week 5 - To Do List
Discuss: Participate in the discussion, ZIP Code As a Determinant of Health, Wealth, and
Criminal Behavior.
Week 6 - To Do List
Learn: Read Chapter 11 of your Criminology:
The
Essentials textbook.
Learn: Review the Chapter 11 PowerPoint presentation.
Discuss: Participate in the discussion, What Would You Do?
Quiz: Complete the quiz covering Chapters 8 (pp. 152–159 only) and 9–11.
Prepare: Familiarize yourself with the Criminology Theory Application assignment, due in Week
7.
Week 7 - To Do List
Learn: Read Chapters 12 and 13 in your Criminology:
The
Essentials
textbook.
Learn: Review the Chapters 12 and 13 PowerPoint presentations.
Discuss: Participate in the discussion, Hate Crimes.
Assignment: Complete and submit the Criminology Theory Application assignment.
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Week 8 - To Do ListWeek 8 - To Do List
Learn: Read Chapters 14 and 15 in your Criminology:
The
Essentials textbook.
Learn: Review the Chapters 14 and 15 PowerPoint presentations.
Discuss: Participate in the discussion, Quality of Life Crimes.
Quiz: Complete the quiz covering Chapters 12–15.
Week 9 - To Do List
Learn: Read Chapters 16 and 17 in your Criminology:
The
Essentials textbook.
Learn: Review the Chapters 16 and 17 PowerPoint presentations.
Discuss: Participate in the discussion, Greater Threat: Gang Member or White-Collar Criminal?
Prepare: Familiarize yourself with the Crime Trend Analysis assignment, due in Week 10.
Week 10 - To Do List
Learn: Read Chapters 2 and 3 in your Criminology:
The
Essentials textbook.
Learn: Review the Chapters 2 and 3 PowerPoint presentations.
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Week 10 - To Do List
Discuss: Participate in the discussion, Hot Spots Policing.
Assignment: Complete and submit the Crime Trend Analysis assignment.
Week 11 - To Do List
Discuss: Participate in the discussion, Reflection.
Quiz: Complete the quiz covering Chapters 2–3 and 16–17.
Grading Scale
Participation Total Points % of Grade
Discussion Participation 220 22%
Assignment Total Points % of Grade
Week 3 Quiz - Chapters 1, 4–7, and 8 (pp. 144–152 only) 85 8.5%
Week 4 Assignment - Criminology Theory Presentation 150 15%
Week 6 Quiz - Chapters 8 (pp. 152–159 only) and 9–11 80 8%
Week 7 Assignment - Criminology Theory Application 150 15%
Week 8 Quiz - Chapters 12–15 85 8.5%
Week 10 Assignment - Crime Trend Analysis 150 15%
Week 11 Quiz - Chapters 2–3 and 16–17 80 8%
Totals 1000 100%
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Final Course Grade
Points Percentage Grade
900 - 1000 90% - 100% A
800 - 899 80% - 89% B
700 - 799 70% - 79% C
600 - 699 60% - 69% D
0 - 599 59% and below F
Unique Course Features
Grading Scale Notation
Please consult the University Catalog and your academic advisor to determine the final grade
needed in this class to satisfy your specific degree conferral requirements.
Assignments
Week 4 Assignment - Criminology Theory Presentation
Summary
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Text
Overview
As an initiative to improve police and community relations and to assist police officers in seeing
offenders more as human beings and less as simply the sum total of their offenses, your police
chief wants to implement empathy training. Empathy allows officers to better understand the
"why" behind behavior and can help officers improve their interactions with people during police
encounters.
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As a part of this initiative, you are responsible for selecting a criminology theory covered in your
textbook and preparing a PowerPoint presentation (10–12 content slides) to help educate your
colleagues about different causes of crime.
Exception: You may select any criminology theory covered in your textbook with one exception:
You may not select conflict theory as this theory is provided to you as an example.
Instructions
Create a PowerPoint presentation (10–12 content slides) in which you:
1. Explain your selected criminology theory, including its strengths and criticisms.
Do not select conflict theory, as this theory is covered in the sample presentation
provided.
2. Identify the major theorists responsible for developing this theory.
3. Finish the development of your scenario that you began in the Week 3 discussion, and which, in
this presentation, must demonstrate how your chosen theory may influence a police officer's
response to criminal/deviant behaviors.
4. Describe de-escalation techniques and community policing strategies consistent with your
chosen theory and empathy training.
5. Develop a succinct, engaging, and informative presentation on your selected criminology
theory:
Consider including images, graphics, or short video snippets in your presentation to
increase audience engagement.
Provide additional detail in the notes pages in PowerPoint about what you would say
if you actually had to deliver your presentation.
6. Use three sources to support your writing.
Choose sources that are credible, relevant, and appropriate.
Cite each source listed on your source page at least one time within your
assignment.
Access the library or review library guides for help with research, writing, and
citation.
Consult these support resources to help guide you in developing your presentation:
Criminology Theory Presentation Template [PPTX]: This resource is provided for you as a
guide only. Your presentation may vary from the template as long as you address the
assignment requirements.
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Sample Criminology Theory Presentation [PPTX]: This resource is provided to give you an
idea of what an effective presentation looks like. Once again, your presentation does not
have to look exactly like the sample. This is provided only to stimulate your thinking as you
get started on developing your presentation.
Formatting
This course requires the use of Strayer Writing Standards. For assistance and information, please
refer to the Strayer Writing Standards link in the left-hand menu of your course. Check with your
professor for any additional instructions. Note the following:
Use a readable size font (24 points or above) on your slides. For your slide notes, the
preferred method is to use Times New Roman font (size 12), single-spaced, with one-inch
margins on all sides.
Include a title slide containing the assignment title, your name, your professor's name, the
course title, and the date. The title slide is not included in the required number of slides.
Include a source list slide. Citations and references must follow SWS format. The source list
slide is not included in the required number of slides.
Learning Outcomes
The specific course learning outcome associated with this assignment is:
Review the fundamental concepts and theories of criminology.
Scoring Guide
Explain your selected criminology theory,
including its strengths and criticisms. 25 %
Unacceptable
Did not submit or
incompletely
explained your
selected
criminology
theory, including
its strengths and
criticisms..
Needs
Improvement
Insufficiently
explained your
selected
criminology
theory, including
its strengths and
criticisms.
Satisfactory
Partially
explained your
selected
criminology
theory, including
its strengths and
criticisms.
Competent
Satisfactorily
explained your
selected
criminology
theory, including
its strengths and
criticisms.
Exemplary
Thoroughly
explained your
selected
criminology
theory, including
its strengths and
criticisms.
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information and may not be copied, further distributed, or otherwise disclosed in whole or in part, without the expressed
written permission of Strayer University.
Identify the major theorists behind this theory
and their role in its development. 10 %
Unacceptable
Did not submit or
incompletely
identified the
major theorists
behind this
theory and their
role in its
development.
Needs
Improvement
Insufficiently
identified the
major theorists
behind this
theory and their
role in its
development.
Satisfactory
Partially
identified the
major theorists
behind this
theory and their
role in its
development.
Competent
Satisfactorily
identified the
major theorists
behind this
theory and their
role in its
development.
Exemplary
Thoroughly
identified the
major theorists
behind this
theory and their
role in its
development.
Finish development of your scenario, begun in
the Week 3 discussion, that demonstrates how
this theory may influence a police officers
response to criminal/deviant behaviors. 20 %
Unacceptable
Did not submit or
incompletely
finished
development of
your scenario,
begun in the
Week 3
discussion, that
demonstrates
how this theory
may influence a
police officer’s
response to
criminal/deviant
behaviors.
Needs
Improvement
Insufficiently
finished
development of
your scenario,
begun in the
Week 3
discussion, that
demonstrates
how this theory
may influence a
police officer’s
response to
criminal/deviant
behaviors.
Satisfactory
Partially finished
development of
your scenario,
begun in the
Week 3
discussion, that
demonstrates
how this theory
may influence a
police officer’s
response to
criminal/deviant
behaviors.
Competent
Satisfactorily
finished
development of
your scenario,
begun in the
Week 3
discussion, that
demonstrates
how this theory
may influence a
police officer’s
response to
criminal/deviant
behaviors.
Exemplary
Thoroughly
finished
development of
your scenario,
begun in the
Week 3
discussion, that
demonstrates
how this theory
may influence a
police officer’s
response to
criminal/deviant
behaviors.
Describe de-escalation techniques and
community policing strategies consistent with
your chosen theory and empathy training. 20 %
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information and may not be copied, further distributed, or otherwise disclosed in whole or in part, without the expressed
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Unacceptable
Did not submit or
incompletely
described de-
escalation
techniques and
community
policing
strategies
consistent with
your chosen
theory and
empathy
training.
Needs
Improvement
Insufficiently
described de-
escalation
techniques and
community
policing
strategies
consistent with
your chosen
theory and
empathy
training.
Satisfactory
Partially
described de-
escalation
techniques and
community
policing
strategies
consistent with
your chosen
theory and
empathy
training.
Competent
Satisfactorily
described de-
escalation
techniques and
community
policing
strategies
consistent with
your chosen
theory and
empathy
training.
Exemplary
Thoroughly
described de-
escalation
techniques and
community
policing
strategies
consistent with
your chosen
theory and
empathy
training.
Develop a succinct, engaging, and informative
presentation on your selected criminology
theory. 10 %
Unacceptable
Did not submit or
incompletely
developed a
succinct,
engaging, and
informative
presentation on
your selected
criminology
theory.
Needs
Improvement
Insufficiently
developed a
succinct,
engaging, and
informative
presentation on
your selected
criminology
theory.
Satisfactory
Partially
developed a
succinct,
engaging, and
informative
presentation on
your selected
criminology
theory.
Competent
Satisfactorily
developed a
succinct,
engaging, and
informative
presentation on
your selected
criminology
theory.
Exemplary
Thoroughly
developed a
succinct,
engaging, and
informative
presentation on
your selected
criminology
theory.
Use three sources to support your writing. 5 %
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information and may not be copied, further distributed, or otherwise disclosed in whole or in part, without the expressed
written permission of Strayer University.
Unacceptable
No references
provided.
Needs
Improvement
Does not meet
the required
number of
references; all
references are
poor-quality
choices.
Satisfactory
Meets the
required number
of references;
some references
are poor-quality
choices.
Competent
Meets the
number of
required
references; most
references are
high-quality
choices.
Exemplary
Meets or
exceeds the
number of
required
references; all
references are
high-quality
choices.
Clarity, organization, writing mechanics, and
formatting requirements. 10 %
Unacceptable
Serious and
persistent errors
in clarity,
organization,
writing
mechanics, and
formatting
requirements.
Needs
Improvement
Persistent errors
in clarity,
organization,
writing
mechanics, and
formatting
requirements.
Satisfactory
Partially free of
errors in clarity,
organization,
writing
mechanics, and
formatting
requirements.
Competent
Mostly free of
errors in clarity,
organization,
writing
mechanics, and
formatting
requirements.
Exemplary
Error-free or
almost error-free
in terms of
clarity,
organization,
writing
mechanics, and
formatting
requirements.
Week 7 Assignment - Criminology Theory Application
Summary
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Text
Overview
In this assignment, you are continuing on in your role as a police officer. The Chief wants to
continue her emphasis on empathy training. Now that she's comfortable that officers have a
grounding in criminology theory, she wants to see how effectively they are able to apply what
they've learned about criminology theory and empathy to their daily police work. As part of their
prework for an upcoming departmental training session, the chief wants all officers to complete a
chart that requires them to specify for 10 given scenarios:
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The crime committed and the underlying cause of the behavior, based on criminology
theories.
A police response to the scenario that addresses the behavior and provides a solution to the
incident.
Instructions
Complete the Criminology Theory Application Chart [DOCX], which identifies 10 scenarios of
criminal or deviant acts that officers are likely to encounter in performance of their duties.
The first scenario is completed for you as an example to guide your responses for the remaining
scenarios. For each scenario:
1. Identify the crime(s) or deviance committed.
2. Determine the behavior's underlying cause, based on criminology theories.
3. Outline a responding officer's response to the scenario that addresses the behavior and
provides a solution to the incident.
4. Use three sources to support your writing.
Choose sources that are credible, relevant, and appropriate.
Cite each source listed on your source page at least one time within your
assignment.
Access the library or review library guides for help with research, writing, and
citation.
Submit the completed Criminology Theory Application Chart to the assignment area.
Formatting
This course requires the use of Strayer Writing Standards. For assistance and information, please
refer to the Strayer Writing Standards link in the left-hand menu of your course. Check with your
professor for any additional instructions. Note the following:
The preferred method is for your Criminology Theory Application Chart to be typed, single-
spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides.
Include a cover page containing the assignment title, your name, your professor's name, the
course title, and the date.
Include a separate source list page. Citations and references must follow SWS format.
Learning Outcomes
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information and may not be copied, further distributed, or otherwise disclosed in whole or in part, without the expressed
written permission of Strayer University.
The specific course learning outcome associated with this assignment is:
Examine categories of crimes and their causes.
Scoring Guide
Identify the crime(s) or deviance committed. 15
%
Unacceptable
Did not submit or
incompletely
identified the
crime(s) or
deviance
committed.
Needs
Improvement
Insufficiently
identified the
crime(s) or
deviance
committed.
Satisfactory
Partially
identified the
crime(s) or
deviance
committed.
Competent
Satisfactorily
identified the
crime(s) or
deviance
committed.
Exemplary
Thoroughly
identified the
crime(s) or
deviance
committed.
Determine the behaviors underlying cause
based on criminology theories. 35 %
Unacceptable
Did not submit or
incompletely
determined the
behavior’s
underlying
cause based on
criminology
theories.
Needs
Improvement
Insufficiently
determined the
behavior’s
underlying
cause based on
criminology
theories.
Satisfactory
Partially
determined the
behavior’s
underlying
cause based on
criminology
theories.
Competent
Satisfactorily
determined the
behavior’s
underlying
cause based on
criminology
theories.
Exemplary
Thoroughly
determined the
behavior’s
underlying
cause based on
criminology
theories.
Outline a responding officers response to the
scenario that addresses the behavior and
provides a solution to the incident. 35 %
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Unacceptable
Did not submit or
incompletely
outlined a
responding
officer’s
response to the
scenario that
addresses the
behavior and
provides a
solution to the
incident.
Needs
Improvement
Insufficiently
outlined a
responding
officer’s
response to the
scenario that
addresses the
behavior and
provides a
solution to the
incident.
Satisfactory
Partially outlined
a responding
officer’s
response to the
scenario that
addresses the
behavior and
provides a
solution to the
incident.
Competent
Satisfactorily
outlined a
responding
officer’s
response to the
scenario that
addresses the
behavior and
provides a
solution to the
incident.
Exemplary
Thoroughly
outlined a
responding
officer’s
response to the
scenario that
addresses the
behavior and
provides a
solution to the
incident.
Use three sources to support your writing. 5 %
Unacceptable
No references
provided.
Needs
Improvement
Does not meet
the required
number of
references; all
references are
poor-quality
choices.
Satisfactory
Does not meet
the required
number of
references;
some references
are poor-quality
choices.
Competent
Meets number of
required
references; most
references are
high-quality
choices.
Exemplary
Meets or
exceeds number
of required
references; all
references are
high-quality
choices.
Clarity, writing mechanics, and formatting
requirements 10 %
Unacceptable
Serious and
persistent errors
in clarity, writing
mechanics, and
formatting
requirements.
Needs
Improvement
Persistent errors
in clarity, writing
mechanics, and
formatting
requirements.
Satisfactory
Partially free of
errors in clarity,
writing
mechanics, and
formatting
requirements.
Competent
Mostly free of
errors in clarity,
writing
mechanics, and
formatting
requirements.
Exemplary
Error-free or
almost error-free
in terms of
clarity, writing
mechanics, and
formatting
requirements.
Week 10 Assignment - Crime Trend Analysis
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Summary
Click the linked activity title to view the Crime Trend Analysis assignment.
Text
Overview
In this assignment you are assuming the role of a state crime analyst. Your task is twofold:
Compile demographic and crime trend data for two cities (one U.S. city, one non-U.S. city).
Write a report for the mayors, police chiefs, and city councils of your selected cities in which
you:
Compare/contrast the data you've collected for the two cities.
Draw three to four major conclusions for each city based on your analysis.
Your first step is to choose the two cities you want to analyze. Select one U.S. city and one non-
U.S. city from the lists below.
1. U.S. Cities:
New York, NY.
Los Angeles, CA.
St. Louis, MO.
Philadelphia, PA.
Chicago, IL.
Houston, TX.
Phoenix, AZ.
2. Non-U.S. Cities:
Tokyo, Japan.
Mexico City, Mexico.
London, England.
Beijing, China.
Moscow, Russia.
Paris, France.
Madrid, Spain.
Instructions
For Part 1 of this assignment you are expected to fill out the City Demographic and Crime Trend
Analysis [DOCX] chart provided. Use the Sample City Demographic and Crime Trend Analysis
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Chart [DOCX] as an example. Note: This sample only provides data for one U.S. city. Remember
that you are responsible for completing the chart for one U.S. city and
one non-U.S. city.
Fill out the chart by compiling the following demographic and crime trend data for one selected
U.S. city and one selected non-U.S. city:
1. Geographic location.
2. Total population.
3. Population by age.
4. Population by race.
5. Population by gender.
6. Population by socioeconomic status.
7. Number of sworn police officers.
8. Three types of violent crime for the past five years:
Total occurrences.
Rate per 100,000 people.
9. Three types of property crime for the past five years:
Total occurrences.
Rate per 100,000 people.
In Part 2 of this assignment you are expected to write a three- to four-page report in which you:
1. Compare/contrast the demographic and crime trend data you've collected for your two selected
cities.
2. Draw three to four conclusions, based on your analysis of each of your selected cities, to share
with the cities' mayors, police chiefs, and city councils.
3. Use three sources to support your writing.
Choose sources that are credible, relevant, and appropriate.
Cite each source listed on your source page at least one time within your
assignment.
Access the library or review library guides for help with research, writing, and
citation.
Note: Good places to start your research include:
The FBI's Uniform Crime Reporting.
This short video (5:45) on navigating within the FBI's Uniform Crime Reporting
database shows you step-by-step how to locate some of the information you need for
this assignment.
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The European Commission’s Eurostat.
The Bureau of Justice Statistics’ National Crime Victimization Survey.
The Strayer University Library.
Reminder: Be sure to submit your completed City Demographic and Crime Trend Analysis Chart
and your written report to the assignment submission area in Blackboard.
Formatting
This course requires the use of Strayer Writing Standards. For assistance and information, please
refer to the Strayer Writing Standards link in the left-hand menu of your course. Check with your
professor for any additional instructions. Note the following:
The preferred method is for both parts of your assignment to be typed using Times New
Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides.
Use single spaced for the City Demographic and Crime Trend Analysis Chart.
Use double spaced for your 3–4-page written report.
Include a cover page containing the assignment title, your name, your professor's name, the
course title, and the date.
Include a separate source list page. Citations and references must follow SWS format.
Learning Outcomes
The specific course learning outcome associated with this assignment is:
Analyze the correlation between crime patterns and demographics, such as gender, age,
ethnicity, and socioeconomic status.
Scoring Guide
Compile demographic and crime trend data for
one selected U.S. city and one selected non-U.S.
city. 30 %
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Unacceptable
Did not submit or
incompletely
compiled
demographic
and crime trend
data for one
selected U.S.
city and one
selected non-
U.S. city
Needs
Improvement
Insufficiently
compiled
demographic
and crime trend
data for one
selected U.S.
city and one
selected non-
U.S. city.
Satisfactory
Partially
compiled
demographic
and crime trend
data for one
selected U.S.
city and one
selected non-
U.S. city.
Competent
Satisfactorily
compiled
demographic
and crime trend
data for one
selected U.S.
city and one
selected non-
U.S. city.
Exemplary
Thoroughly
compiled
demographic
and crime trend
data for one
selected U.S.
city and one
selected non-
U.S. city.
Compare/contrast the demographic and crime
trend data you’ve collected for your two
selected cities. 25 %
Unacceptable
Did not submit or
incompletely
compared/contr
asted the
demographic
and crime trend
data you’ve
collected for
your two
selected cities.
Needs
Improvement
Insufficiently
compared/contr
asted the
demographic
and crime trend
data you’ve
collected for
your two
selected cities.
Satisfactory
Partially
compared/contr
asted the
demographic
and crime trend
data you’ve
collected for
your two
selected cities.
Competent
Satisfactorily
compared/contr
asted the
demographic
and crime trend
data you’ve
collected for
your two
selected cities.
Exemplary
Thoroughly
compared/contr
asted the
demographic
and crime trend
data you’ve
collected for
your two
selected cities.
Draw three to four conclusions, based on your
analysis for each of your selected cities, to
share with the cities’ mayors, police chiefs, and
city councils. 30 %
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Unacceptable
Did not submit or
incompletely
drew three to
four conclusions,
based on your
analysis of each
of your selected
cities, to share
with the cities’
mayors, police
chiefs, and city
councils.
Needs
Improvement
Insufficiently
drew three to
four conclusions,
based on your
analysis of each
of your selected
cities, to share
with the cities’
mayors, police
chiefs, and city
councils.
Satisfactory
Partially drew
three to four
conclusions,
based on your
analysis of each
of your selected
cities, to share
with the cities’
mayors, police
chiefs, and city
councils.
Competent
Satisfactorily
drew three to
four conclusions,
based on your
analysis of each
of your selected
cities, to share
with the cities’
mayors, police
chiefs, and city
councils.
Exemplary
Thoroughly drew
three to four
conclusions,
based on your
analysis of each
of your selected
cities, to share
with the cities’
mayors, police
chiefs, and city
councils.
Use three sources to support your writing. 5 %
Unacceptable
No references
provided.
Needs
Improvement
Does not meet
the required
number of
references; all
references are
poor-quality
choices.
Satisfactory
Does not meet
the required
number of
references;
some references
are poor-quality
choices.
Competent
Meets number of
required
references; most
references are
high-quality
choices.
Exemplary
Meets or
exceeds number
of required
references; all
references are
high-quality
choices.
Clarity, organization, writing mechanics, and
formatting requirements. 10 %
Unacceptable
Serious and
persistent errors
in clarity,
organization,
writing
mechanics, and
formatting
requirements.
Needs
Improvement
Persistent errors
in clarity,
organization,
writing
mechanics, and
formatting
requirements.
Satisfactory
Partially free of
errors in clarity,
organization,
writing
mechanics, and
formatting
requirements.
Competent
Mostly free of
errors in clarity,
organization,
writing
mechanics, and
formatting
requirements.
Exemplary
Mostly free of
errors in clarity,
organization,
writing
mechanics, and
formatting
requirements.
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