DISCUSSION 1:

Factors that Cause Crime

In Chapter 1 of Crime Prevention, the author discusses factors that cause crime. Select a specific crime or criminal issue. What are three factors that lead to the crime or criminal justice issue you identified? Identify possible solutions to the crime or criminal justice issue you selected. Why do you think these solutions would be effective solutions? Are your solutions cost effective?

Your initial post must be a minimum of 250 words in length. Support your post with examples from your required reading material and /or other scholarly sources, and provide in-text citation in APA style.

DISCUSSION 2:
SARA Problem-Solving Process

The Department of Justice published the pamphlet, Crime Analysis for Problem Solvers in 60 Small Steps. Step 7 addresses the Problem solving process. Discuss the four components of the SARA model. How does the SARA model contribute to identifying and narrowing the crime or criminal issue for study? Why is it important to proceed through each step consecutively and not skip steps?

Your initial post must be a minimum of 250 words in length. Support your post with examples from your required reading material and /or other scholarly sources, and provide in-text citation in APA style.

DISCUSSION 3:
Journal Article Review: Court Crime Prevention Programs

During this course you will submit three journal article reviews from the Ashford Online Library. You can use this research in your Final Project due in Week Five. The reviews will addresses crime prevention strategies through one of the following criminal justice system components:

  1. Policing Crime Prevention Programs – policing, schools, community oriented policing  (covered in Chapter 7 of Crime Prevention)
  2. Court Crime Prevention Programs – the Courts or sentencing (covered in Chapter 8 of Crime Prevention)
  3. Corrections Crime Prevention Programs – corrections, jails and prisons, boot camps, rehabilitation, or restoration (covered in Chapter 9 of Crime Prevention)

There are journal article reviews due in Weeks One, Three, and Four. For this week, select an article on a court-initiated crime prevention program. In this review, do the following:

  1. Summarize the article. Which type of crime prevention strategy is being addressed?
  2. Identify the key findings and recommendations.
  3. Cite the article in APA format. Information on APA is available in the Ashford Writing center, located within the Learning Resources tab on the left navigation toolbar.

Your initial post must be a minimum of 250 words in length.