Discussion topics support this unit’s objective and should be completed after reading all materials. Your responses ought to include original evaluation, synthesis, or analysis of the topic, and contribute to the weekly discussion in a meaningful way. You must complete all discussion topics and reply to your peers’ posts. Refer to the Discussion Board Rubric under Course Resources for additional requirements.
Discussion Topic: The Collection of Crime Data
In law enforcement crime data is used for many different purposes: distribution of law enforcement personnel and resources, funding of initiatives, and on a personal level, even when deciding where to live.
Please research either the instances of crime in your neighborhood (or any other neighborhood) or in your city (or any other city) and share your research results regarding the amount and type of crimes listed. What did you learn about crime in these areas? Use research to substantiate your findings and cite your sources using APA formatting.
Crime Data Websites
National Sex Offender Website. Retrieved from http://www.nsopr.gov/?AspxAutoDetectCookieSupport=1
FBI’s UCR (Uniform Crime Report). Retrieved from http://www.fbi.gov
Bureau of Justice Statistics. Retrieved from https://www.bjs.gov/index.cfm?ty=kfa
National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) data. Retrieved from http://www.bjs.gov/index.cfm?ty=dcdetail&iid=245