Assignment 2: Crime Prevention
The property crime rate in Centervale has increased by 50% in the past five years. The citizens have been complaining about the rise in property crimes and nothing being done about it. The Centerville City Council approves a new position of Crime Analyst for the Centerville Police Department.
Your application is accepted, and your interview date and time are set. You have been asked to prepare a written document containing a crime prevention strategy that you feel would make a big difference in the city’s crime rate.
Use the textbook readings, the Argosy University online library, and any other outside sources to prepare a 2–3-page report. In your report:
Textbook Reading below:
Meadows, R. J. (02/2013). Understanding Violence and Victimization, 6th Edition. [VitalSource Bookshelf Online]. Retrieved from https://digitalbookshelf.argosy.edu/#/books/9781323121450/
Explain a proactive crime prevention strategy that will most likely substantially decrease victimization in Centerville for all types of crimes, specifically property crimes.
Analyze and explain the victimology theory from your prior readings that best fits your strategy and explain how. Also, include which crime victim theory best fits crimes on campus.
Explain how the crime rate is determined and define the dark figure of crime.
Include an APA-formatted reference page that links back to your in-text citations and supports your recommendations. Remember, you cannot have only in-text citations or only references. You must have both because in-text citations and references link to each other.