The 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. Use the Scholarly, Peer Reviewed, and Other Credible Sources (Links to an external site.) document for guidance. It is highly recommended that you view the University of Arizona Global Campus  Library’s Database Search Tips (Links to an external site.) tutorial to aid you in finding articles written in the last five years.

You will then record your research in the format of an Annotated Bibliography. Refer to the elements of an Annotated Bibliography (Links to an external site.)and/or the Annotated Bibliography Tutorial (Links to an external site.) video for more information. Using the same headers as those in the Sample Annotated Bibliography (Links to an external site.), fill-out the sections with information that pertains to each of the two selected resources (one scholarly and one credible), all contained in the memo to your supervisor. (It is recommended that you review the University of Arizona Global Campus Writing Center’s Writing a Business Memo (Links to an external site.) resource and the Sample Professional/Business Memo (Links to an external site.)).

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 (Links to an external site.) as outlined in the University of Arizona Global Campus Writing Center (Links to an external site.), which is located within the Learning Resources tab on the left navigation toolbar in your online course.

  • 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 University of Arizona Global Campus Writing Center’s Scholarly, Peer Reviewed, and Other Credible Sources (Links to an external site.)

Theory Application

The memorandum must compare and contrast how and to what extent each of the following theoretical approaches, drawn from Chapter 3 of the 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 discussed in Chapter 3 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

Finally, and although more than one theory may be relevant and applicable, recommend one of the foregoing seven theories that would best inform the crime prevention program or strategy in your selected crime prevention program. Submit your memorandum through Waypoint.

The Memorandum on Theories and Data

  • Must be two to three double-spaced pages in length (not including title and references pages) and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the University of Arizona Global Campus Writing Center’s APA Style (Links to an external site.)
  • Must include a separate title page with the following:
    • Title of Memorandum
    • Student’s name
    • Course name and number
    • Instructor’s name
    • Date submitted

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