AJS 542 Week 3 City Demographics and Crime Profile

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Resources: Use the following websites: • U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics: www.bls.gov • U.S. Department of Labor Wages—Educational Level & Pay: www.dol.gov/dol/topic/wages/educational.htm • U.S. Department of Education: www.ed.gov • U.S. Census Bureau: www.census.gov Select a U.S. city of your choice. Write a 1,450- to 2,250-word paper in which you analyze the criminal profile of your selected city. Include the following information in your analysis: • Characterization of the city in terms of social and intellectual context • Identity of social factors that contribute to crime • Linking of events or attitudes to a description of beliefs people living there would accept for explaining criminal behavior • Consideration of changes in land use, property values, transportation, and retail as one moves away from the city center - If there are changes, what distance do you estimate exist between these areas? - How noticeable are the changes? • Discussion of whether or not zones of transition apply to this city • Identification of criminal hot spots • Relevant data to support answers • How your findings relate to the role of socioeconomic status and values in criminological theory • Identification and rationale for the choice of one sociologic theory that best explains the crime in your chosen city Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

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