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Part 1: Visual Representation

· Locate the most recent crime statistics for your home town or a nearby area.

· Create a chart or graph to help you present the crime data.

· Note the distribution of crimes based on the statistics you found.

· Be sure to properly cite the data source.

Part 2: Narrative Analysis (in 450-500 words)

· Locate a police department within your state or a neighboring state that utilizes crime mapping technology.

· Explain how this technology is either being used or could be used to address the crimes you highlighted in your graph or chart.

· Explain how crime mapping could be utilized as a tool for law enforcement and other criminal justice professionals to help reduce and prevent crime.

· Explain how another technology could help in researching or preventing crime in tandem with or in addition to crime mapping.

· Explain how the presentation of crime mapping data and one’s understanding of that data affect a police officer’s daily experience on the job.

· Explain how the presentation of crime mapping data and one’s understanding of that data affect citizens’ understanding of their communities.

Be sure to support your thoughts using the crime data you collected along with the Learning Resources from this week. Submit the graph or chart you created along with your response to the questions for this assignment.

DA3003: Research Tools and Basic Computer Applications in Criminal Justice: Apply tools for management and organization of criminal justice data, databases, and analyses.

Written Response Submission Form

Your Name: First and last

Your E-Mail Address: Your email here

Instructions

Write your responses where it reads “Enter your response here.” Write as much as needed to satisfy the requirements indicated. Each item contains the rubric that will be used to evaluate your responses.

Item 1

1: Visual Representation: Create at least two different graphs in Excel or Word using the data provided in the table below:

Type of Crime

Offender’s Age (years)

Offender’s Gender

Time of the Incident

Theft

22

Male

Early morning

Possession of drugs

21

Female

Late evening

Theft

19

Male

Late evening

Theft

33

Female

Afternoon

Possession of drugs

47

Female

Morning

Possession of drugs

17

Male

Early morning

2. Narrative Analysis Respond to the following in 300–500 words:

a. Briefly describe the data represented in the graphs and/or charts you created.

b. Explain why the graphs and/or charts you created best represent the data compared to other options. Be specific.

i. Be sure to utilize the materials in the learning resources to help you better understand the options for charts and graphs and why you would use one over another.

Your Response

Enter your response here.

Rubric

Module 1: Data Representation

0

Not Present

1

Needs Improvement

2

Meets Expectations

Create at least two different graphs in Excel or Word using the data provided in the table.

LO1: Create graphical representations of sample crime data.

Response is not present.

Response provides just one complete graph or two incomplete graphs in Excel or Word using the data provided in the table. Alternatively, at least two graphs are shown, but the data are inaccurate.

Response provides at least two complete, clear, and accurate graphs in Excel or Word using the data provided in the table accurately.

Briefly describe the data represented in the graphs and/or charts you created.

LO2: Describe graphical representations of sample crime data.

Response is not present.

Response contains a vague, inaccurate, or incomplete description of the data represented in the graphs and/or charts created.

Response provides a complete, clear, and accurate description of the data represented in the graphs and/or charts created.

Explain why the graphs and/or charts you created best represent the data compared to other options. Be specific.

LO3: Evaluate choices for presenting data graphically.

Response is not present.

Response contains a vague, inaccurate, or incomplete justification for the selection of graphs and/or charts.

Response provides a complete, clear, accurate, and resource-based justification for the selection of graphs and/or charts.

Item 2

To prepare for this Written Response item, do the following:

· Select a criminal justice research topic.

· Imagine that you have been given the opportunity to present information and data on the research topic you have chosen. Your audience is various criminal justice professionals and community members who are not well versed in quantitative analysis.

· With your topic and the audience in mind, consider how you might best represent and present the data and research about the topic.

Respond to the following in 250–300 words:

1. First, describe an obstacle you could potentially encounter when presenting quantitative information to a wider audience that includes participants with varying levels of understanding of the criminal justice system and statistical data.

2. Next, briefly explain what information and/or statistics you would present to help the audience understand the importance of this topic. Be sure to include in your answer what you can do as the presenter to ensure that everyone in the audience has a thorough understanding of the topic.

Support your response with evidence from the learning resources.

Your Response

Enter your response here.

Rubric

Module 2: Presentation of Research Results

0

Not Present

1

Needs Improvement

2

Meets Expectations

Describe an obstacle you could potentially encounter when presenting quantitative information to a wider audience that includes participants with varying levels of understanding of the criminal justice system and statistical data.

LO2.1: Describe obstacles for presenting quantitative data to varied audiences.

Response is not present.

Response contains a vague, inaccurate, and/or incomplete description of obstacles that may be encountered when presenting quantitative information to a wider audience that includes participants with varying levels of understanding of the criminal justice system and statistical data.

Response provides a clear, accurate, and complete description of obstacles that may be encountered when presenting quantitative information to a wider audience that includes participants with varying levels of understanding of the criminal justice system and statistical data.

Explain what information and/or statistics you would present to help an audience understand the importance of this topic. Be sure to include in your answer what you can do as the presenter to ensure that everyone in the audience has a thorough understanding of the topic.

LO2.2: Analyze the importance of and strategies for articulating criminal justice data and research.

Response is not present.

Response contains a vague, inaccurate, and/or incomplete explanation of the information and/or statistics to present that would help an audience understand the importance of the topic described. The response either does not include a strategy for ensuring that everyone in the audience has a thorough understanding of the topic or does so in a vague manner.

Response provides a clear, accurate, and complete explanation of the information and/or statistics to present that would help an audience understand the importance of the topic described. The response includes a strategy for ensuring that everyone in the audience has a thorough understanding of the topic.


References

Provide a citation for each resource you used to write your response to this Assessment. The following citation has been provided as an example:

· Bachman, R. D., & Schutt, R. K. (2019). The practice of research in criminology and criminal justice (7th ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications.

Mastery Rubric

In order to achieve mastery of this Competency, you must achieve a “2” on every rubric row in addition to meeting the additional expectation indicated in the Mastery Rubric.

Mastery Rubric

No

Yes

Exceeds Expectations: Connections to Experience

Compares life experiences and academic knowledge to infer differences between and similarities to concepts/theories/frameworks of fields of study.

Responses do not integrate professional knowledge and experience from the criminal justice discipline when applied to the reporting of crime, the application of crime statistics, and the perceptions of crime occurrence and crime statistics.

Responses integrate professional knowledge and experience from the criminal justice discipline when applied to the reporting of crime, the application of crime statistics, and the perceptions of crime occurrence and crime statistics.


Professional Skills Assessment

In this Competency Assessment, you will be assessed on the following Professional Skills: Quantitative Fluency. These skills count toward your achievement of the Competency and the Professional Skills.

Quantitative Fluency: Interpret quantitative data in order to analyze issues and make decisions. 

 

0 

Not Present 

1 

Needs Improvement 

2 

Meets Expectations 

LO1: Identify conclusions from numeric information presented in narrative and/or graphic form. 

No conclusions are made based on numeric information. 

Connections between conclusions and numeric information are vague or inaccurate. 

Conclusions identified are appropriately connected to the numeric information. 

LO2: Use both narrative and graphic form to explain the same data.  

Graphs and/or narrative are not present. 

Narrative explanation of quantitative data does not explain the graph and/or the graph does not illustrate and clarify the narrative. 

Narrative explanation of quantitative data explains the graph and the graph illustrates and clarifies the narrative. 

LO3: Use quantitative data as evidence for a decision or recommendation. 

Quantitative data as evidence are not used. 

Quantitative data do not provide evidence for or are superfluous to a recommendation or decision. 

Argument for a decision or recommendation incorporates appropriate quantitative data as evidence. 

 

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