Resources: Use the following websites:
U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics: www.bls.gov
U.S. Department of Labor Wages—Educational Level & Pay:www.dol.gov/dol/topic/wages/educational.htm
U.S. Department of Education: www.ed.gov
U.S. Census Bureau: www.census.gov
Select a U.S. city of your choice.
Write a 1,450- to 2,250-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
Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.