Crime Map Analyses: Sharing and Reporting Your Data 3939 unread replies.3939 re

Crime Map Analyses: Sharing and Reporting Your Data 3939 unread replies.3939 replies.
Crime Analyst Job Description: Salary, Skills, & More
“Criminologists sometimes describe crime as a “chaotic system,” and countless factors contribute to it.”Links to an external site.
Eli Silverman discussing his book: The Crime Numbers Game: Management by ManipulationLinks to an external site.
PURPOSE: This assignment is designed to create a scholarly community of inquiry to foster analytical and critical thinking skills in descriptive statistics that are necessary for observing, describing, and summarizing important features of data sets about the samples and measures used in an applied setting where you will learn how to analyze crime trends. The main goal is to be able to understand how to access, use and quantify criminals justice data and apply it to your own knowledge about a particular location so you can be an informed consumer of information.
1) Identify and select one specific Town or City in the U.S. that you are interested in exploring using the links listed below (not all cities and towns will have crime data available; find a location with crime data):
Real-Time Crime Map (For City and Town level data) (Links to an external site.)
Real-Time Crime Map (For City and Town level data) (Links to an external site.)
Justice Maps (For City and Town, Race and Income Census Data) (Links to an external site.)
FBI Crime Data Explorer (For State level data) (Links to an external site.) to an external site.
2) Initial Post: Identify what City/State you explored and provide a 2 paragraph Crime Mapping Report of the types of crimes occurring in the map. Play with the settings and time ranges.
Address the following questions in your two paragraph crime mapping report (your initial post should be about 300-500 words):
Describe what parts of town are serious crimes concentrated or clustering in?
View the following website: UCR PART 1 (Links to an external site.) What is “Uniform Crime Reporting”? What type of crime data is collected by law-enforcement agencies (provide a brief description/summary of this along with a few examples).
Identify the specific types of crimes that are occurring in the City/State you selected by viewing the same website you referred to above: UCR PART 1(Links to an external site.)State if the crimes you observed are a Part I offense, Part II offense, or both.
Provide quantitative/numerical information in your post about the nature of the crimes and who committed them. For example, if you see a cluster of “arrests” in a given area state how many arrests you are observing along with some demographic information about the arrests such as age, race, ethnicity and/or sex. You may see 8 arrests where 5 were male and 3 were female-you can report that approximately 63% of males accounted for the arrests for the area and 38% of females accounted for the rest. Include percentages/numerical observations concerning at least two demographic variables for at least two different crimes (e.g. arrests, robberies, assault, etc…) that were committed in the City/State you are analyzing. If you don’t find demographic information about the actual arrests, use the Justice Map instead to report census/demographic data that is relevant to where the crime(s) was committed that you are reporting.
Finally, attach a screenshot of the City Map that you explored inside of your discussion thread. Feel free to draw on the screenshot of the map if you want to highlight or point out anything specific that you observed.
For this discussion you will see your classmates’ replies only after you submit your post
Use two reliable sourcesLinks to an external site. using MJC’s DatabasesLinks to an external site. or the web (such as Google Scholar) to support your discussion response above with information from news footage, videos/documentaries, a textbook, or research articles that you use to support your discussion responses. When you refer to information in a source, be sure to include in-text citationsLinks to an external site. and provide a full referenceLinks to an external site. for that source at the end of your post.

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