Memorandum on Theories and Data
You have been directed by your supervisor to prepare a memorandum which includes theories, data, and research findings that relate to a crime prevention program or strategy. Your research must include one scholarly article published within the past five years and one credible resource (website or online resource from a reputable source) that includes data on crime that relates to the crime prevention program or strategy. Research and Evaluation
Once you have conducted your research, your memorandum should include the following bulleted elements with respect to the selected journal article and credible material. -Summarize the scholarly resource, stating the type of crime prevention program or strategy that is being addressed in the article. -Analyze key findings and recommendations. -Relate crime data from a credible source to the crime prevention program or strategy addressed in the selected article. -Assess the effectiveness of the crime prevention program or strategy discussed in the article with support from data from the selected article and/or data from a credible source.
Cite the source in APA Style -Include in-text citations that refer to the course text as well as a minimum of one credible resource consisting of a federal or state government website that includes content relevant to current crime prevention programs or practices. You can learn more about scholarly and credible resources within the Ashford University Writing Center’s Scholarly, Peer Reviewed, and Other Credible Sources.
The memorandum must compare and contrast how and to what extent each of the following theoretical approaches, drawn from Elliott and Fagin (2017) text, could support the crime prevention strategy addressed in the selected article: -General deterrence theory -Specific deterrence theory -Routine Activities theory
Next, compare and contrast how and to what extent each of the below theories, drawn from the life course approach of the Elliott and Fagin (2017) text, could support the crime prevention program or strategy addressed in the selected article: •Strain theory •Social learning theory •Social control theory •Integrated theory