Focus and Organization: the topic clearly stated and the paper is organized with an introduction, discussion of the issues and a conclusion.
Thorough discussion of the assigned readings: the paper discusses the assigned readings in relation to the topic.
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look up the 2013 Crime in the United States (CIUS) report. What are the statistics for your home state? Helpful hints: Report property, violent crime, murder & negligent manslaughter, forcible rape, robbery, aggravated assault, property crime, burglary, larcenty-theft and motor vehicle theft for one major city. What variables do you feel might account for the crime rates in your state (i.e., large populations, rural area, etc.)
Briefly describe the UCR, NCVS, and Self Report Studies in your own words. What are the benefits and limitations of each of these reports?
What is a chronic offender and what attributes do they typically have or exhibit?