Discuss your understanding of Week #4’s online learning material. You are directed to pay particular attention to the data collection and compilation of crime statistics across the United States. Select one (or more!) of the criminal justice data sources through the links provided in the Reading, Viewing, Listening folder found in Week #4’s Course Documents link. Draft your original thoughts and inferences on any perceived strengths and/or limitations of the data source(s) you selected.
Some questions to explore are: How does your selection differ from those you did not choose to write on? Are there any ethical considerations or unintended consequences which may result from the publication of these crime statistics?
Originality is strongly encouraged; that is, rely less on quoting or paraphrashing textbooks and internet sources; contribute your own thoughts and inferences. Refer to the assigned chapters in the Fagin text; the contents found in the Reading, Viewing, Listening folder; and the PowerPoint presentation in Week #4’s Online Lecture Material folder for guidance.