Using a minimum of 4 recent scholarly peered reviewed articles less than 5yrs old for DQ 1 and 3 scholarly peer-reviewed articles for DQ 2 must be cited using APA format 750 words for each topic DQ 1 and DQ2 It should be written separately include the HTTP or DOI for all references used please Note: Please see reading references below:
WK 6 DQ 1
Look up sentencing guidelines for a crime of your choice in your state. What is your reaction to the guidelines? Are they fair? How would you change them if you could?
WK 6 DQ 2
Use the most current FBI Uniform Crime Reports (UCR) data to lookup patterns and trends of property crimes and violent crimes in your state. What does the data tell you about the trends? Why might the trends be going the way they are?
Reading Material for the week
1. Read Chapter 3 and review Chapter 4 of Introduction to Criminology: Why Do They Do It?
2. Watch “Shell Shocked: Growing Up in the Murder Capital of the U.S.A.” [Video file] In Films on Demand (2013).
3. Review “Public Order Offenses” from Bureau of Justice Statistics website.
4. Explore “Uniform Crime Reports” from the FBI: Violent Crime website.
5. Explore “Violent Crime” from the Bureau of Justice Statistics website.
6. Read “Property Crime” from the FBI website.
7. Review “Property Crime” from Bureau of Justice Statistics.