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Have you ever made note of crime statistics in your community? These days, this information is readily available online. This information is often used when people consider moving into a new neighborhood or when they are trying to assess property values.To prepareAccess the Crime Mapping website listed in this module’s Learning Resources.
Explore the capabilities of this tool by selecting several major cities where crime rates are likely to be higher.
Select one city, 2–3 crimes, and a 7-day time frame.(Note: Not all cities in the United States report crime data to this site, so you may need to try more than one city.)
Save a screenshot of the map that is created by your selection.
By Day 5 of Week 3Upload a copy of the map screenshot you saved in your search. In a minimum of 150 words, discuss the city chosen, 2–3 of the highest crime occurrences, and whether the crimes you selected seem to be grouped closely together or spread out. Explain how law enforcement might use this type of technology. Specifically identify how this technology may be used to prevent crime.By Day 7 of Week 3Respond with a minimum of 100 words each, to at least two of your colleagues’ posts. Select two colleagues who chose different cities than you chose. Discuss what you see on their maps in terms of crime clustering. Identify factors that you think are contributing to crime in certain areas.Return to this Discussion in a few days to read the responses to your initial posting. Note what you have learned and/or any insights you have gained as a result of the comments your colleagues made.Click on the Reply button below to reveal the textbox for entering your message. Then click on the Submit button to post your messagLEarning resourcesLearning ResourcesRequired ReadingsBook ExcerptsDowsley, F., & Hart, T. C. (2017). Crime and justice data. In A. Deckert & R. Sarre (Eds.), The Palgrave handbook of Australian and New Zealand criminology, crime and justice (pp. 65–80). Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave MacMillan.The Palgrave Handbook of Australian and New Zealand Criminology, Crime, and Justice, 1st Edition by Deckert, A.; Sarre, R. (Eds.). Copyright 2017 by Springer International Publishing. Reprinted by permission of Springer International Publishing via the Copyright Clearance Center.Payne, J. L., & Hutton, F. (2017). Mapping common crime. In A. Deckert & R. Sarre (Eds.), The Palgrave handbook of Australian and New Zealand criminology, crime and justice (pp. 113–129). Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave MacMillan.The Palgrave Handbook of Australian and New Zealand Criminology, Crime, and Justice, 1st Edition by Deckert, A.; Sarre, R. (Eds.). Copyright 2017 by Springer International Publishing. Reprinted by permission of Springer International Publishing via the Copyright Clearance Center.ArticlesCountryman-Roswurm, K., & Bolin, B. L. (2014). Domestic minor sex trafficking: Assessing and reducing risk. Child & Adolescent Social Work Journal, 31(6), 521-538.Farley, M., Deer, S., Golding, J. M., Matthews, N., Lopez, G., Stark, C., & Hudon, E. (2016). The prostitution and trafficking of American Indian/Alaska native women in Minnesota. American Indian and Alaska Native Mental Health Research (Online), 23(1), 65-104Rayment-McHugh, S., Adams, D., Wortley, R., & Tilley, N. (2015). ‘Think global act local’: A place-based approach to sexual abuse prevention. Crime Science, 4(1), 1-9.Reid, J. A., PhD., Baglivio, M. T., PhD., Piquero, A. R., PhD., Greenwald, M. A., M.P.A., & Epps, N., M.S. (2017). Human trafficking of minors and childhood adversity in Florida. American Journal of Public Health, 107(2), 306-311.WebsitesBureau of Justice Statistics. (n.d.). Data collection: National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS). Retrieved March 13, 2018, from https://www.bjs.gov/index.cfm?ty=dcdetail&iid=245SpotCrime. (n.d.). Find crime in your neighborhood. Retrieved from https://spotcrime.com/ADT.com. (n.d.). ADT Crime Maps. Retrieved from https://www.adt.com/crimeFBI Uniform Crime Reporting. (n.d.). NIBRS overview. Retrieved March 13, 2018, from https://ucr.fbi.gov/nibrs-overviewFBI Uniform Crime Reporting. (n.d.). Retrieved March 13, 2018, from https://ucr.fbi.gov/United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. (n.d.). Crime and criminal justice. Retrieved May 29, 2018, from https://www.unodc.org/unodc/en/data-and-analysis/c…
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