week2 criminology

Introduction to Criminology


In a well-constructed, one page essay (500+ words), compare and contrast the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) and the Uniform Crime Report (UCR). What data is collected in each? How is it collected? What are the strengths and weaknesses of each? How are they used by criminologists?

(NOTE: A “well-constructed” essay will be in complete sentences and paragraphs. It will be structured to include an introduction, body, and conclusion. While APA references and citations are not required for this course, they are strongly suggested since they will be required in future courses. Also, you must at least attempt to provide citation and reference information for any specific information that you use that is not your own thoughts in order to avoid plagiarism.)

Grading Criteria Assignments Maximum Points
Meets or exceeds established assignment criteria 40
Demonstrates an understanding of lesson concepts 20
Clearly presents well-reasoned ideas and concepts 30
Uses proper mechanics, punctuation, sentence structure, spelling and APA structure. 10
Total 100