Present a PowerPoint slide presentation or a written report (you do not have to do both) depicting your analysis of historical juvenile crime data for a specific category of crime, or criminal issue. As an alternative to PowerPoint, you can use one of the presentation applications listed here, or one approved by your instructor: MoveNote, VoiceThread, Prezi, or Google Present. Select one component of the criminal justice system (e.g., law enforcement, courts, or corrections) to focus your research. The data and charts you develop may be used in your Final Paper. For this Week 2 Assignment, you will:
- Present national juvenile data and trends based on the FBI – Uniform Crime Reports (Links to an external site.) and the Bureau of Justice Statistics – Crime Type (Links to an external site.), or other comparable nationally recognized data bases, such as the U.S. Department of Education data on campus crime. Make sure you standardize your data – usually 1:1000; 1:10,000; or 1: 100,000 and incorporate the scale in a key for each chart.
- Present local data from a city, county, or state for three comparable locations in size from three different regions of the country (e.g., Indianapolis, Austin, and San Francisco). This information should be found on official government websites.
- Obtain data on at least three demographics such as: crime, education levels, gender, ethnicity, race, sexuality, education, or socio-economic data where available.
- Develop questions you would like to address based on the data you retrieved? (Note you do not have to answer these questions for this assignment.) What juvenile delinquency programs or initiatives are available to potentially address the crime or criminal justice issue?
PowerPoint Presentation must be 10 slides and graphically display the statistical data developed for three comparable cities, counties, or states. Your presentation must incorporate national statistics for comparison. Your assessment may be in bullet or paragraph format and will be provided in the notes section of the presentation.
The Written Report must be five pages and graphically display the statistical data developed for three comparable cities, counties, or states. It must incorporate national statistics for comparison. Your assessment may be in bullet or paragraph format below the graphic display.
Your paper or presentation must include a cover slide/title page and reference slide/reference page in APA format. You must use at least three scholarly resources from the Ashford University Library, other than the textbook, to support your claims. Cite your sources within the text of your paper and on the reference page. For information regarding APA, including samples and tutorials, visit the Ashford Writing Center, located within the Learning Resources tab on the left navigation toolbar.
Carefully review the Grading Rubric (Links to an external site.) for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment.