Crjs Essay

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You are working as a research assistant to a senior researcher for the National Institute of Justice who has recently been assigned to a task force project on violence in the United States. Your supervisor asks you to begin preliminary research for the project by creating a PowerPoint presentation with some of the other research assistants. Assume that your fellow group members are the other research assistants and that you have been asked to provide a PowerPoint presentation as a team, describing violence in the United States. Be sure to include the following: · Describe the rates of violence (murder, aggravated assault, rape, robbery) in the United States, and compare them to at least 2 other industrialized countries. · Discuss some of the difficulties of comparing crime rates across countries. · Describe some of the macro-level social and economic factors that differentiate the United States from other countries. · Discuss some of the potential reasons for the United States’ high violence rate in comparison to other industrialized countries. · Discuss which criminological theories may be used to explain the United States’ high rate of violence. Individual Portion: Each group member will provide the following deliverables to the other members for discussion. Also, you must hand a copy to your instructor for accountability reasons. The following must be included in your individual portion: · Write a 1-page description on how you would like to present the presentation about crime rates. What should be your points of emphasis pertaining to reasons and specific data on crime rates? · Write a 1-page outline on how you would like the PowerPoint to be constructed for this specific topic. Why you want it this way should be explained in a brief manner in the outline. · Write a bulleted list comparing and contrasting the United States' crime rates with other

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