This assignment is to be completed in two parts. MUST use examples from Chapter 6 of the Dye textbook.
In essay format, provide well-developed responses to the following questions:
- What are the factors necessary to make deterrence work? Are these all effectively imposed in the United States?
- What crimes are reported in the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting Program? What is unreported or inadequately reported in these statistics?
Consider the scenario below for answering the questions that follow.
Your boss is a former cop who was recently elected to Congress. She knows that many crimes go unreported and would like to come up with a legislation to encourage victims to report crimes. This, she believes, would increase crime statistics, prompt the hiring of more police officers, deter crime and make society safer. The member of Congress is thinking of two ways to accomplish this: (1) making it a crime to fail to report a crime, and (2) compensating crime victims for the harm done to them. She turns to you as her assistant.
Given your responses to the questions in Part 1 of this assignment and based on your reflections and understanding of readings about the policy-making process, how might you set the agenda and legitimize these proposals? How would you implement them? What problems do you foresee for this process?
Papers should be completed in essay format, typed/word-processed, single-spaced, 12-point font, 3-4 pages each,
apply acceptable standards of college-level writing style, grammar, punctuation usage, and spelling,
demonstrate depth of analysis in the application and integration of material covered in the module,
be compliant with APA citation and format style.