Violent Crimes in the U.S.
You are working for the research wing of the National Institute of Justice. You have been assigned to a governmental task force that is investigating murder and other violent crimes in the U.S. You have been asked to prepare a speech and brief the members of the Department of Justice with regard to your findings.
- You will need to explain at least three different theories on victimization. Give the strengths and weaknesses of each theory that you choose.
- Point out what the financial and psychological impacts are for murder victims or family members.
- Does the U.S. have more violent crimes than other countries? Include data to support your answer.
- Do people’s lifestyles in the U.S. place them more at risk than in other countries, or does the U.S. simply have more motivated criminals?
Research “Crime Rates” using the South University Online Library.
Support your responses with examples.
Cite any sources in APA format.