Select a U.S. city of your choice.

Write a 1,400- to 2,100-word paper in which you analyze the criminal profile of your selected city. Include the following information in your analysis:

  • Characterization of the city in terms of social and intellectual context
  • Identity of social factors that contribute to crime
  • Linking of events or attitudes to a description of beliefs people living there would accept for explaining criminal behavior
  • Consideration of changes in land use, property values, transportation, and retail as one moves away from the city center
    • If there are changes, what distance do you estimate exist between these areas?
    • How noticeable are the changes?
  • Discussion of whether or not zones of transition apply to this city
  • Identification of criminal hot spots
  • Relevant data to support answers
  • How your findings relate to the role of socioeconomic status and values in criminological theory
  • Identification and rationale for the choice of one sociologic theory that best explains the crime in your chosen city

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