SAGE Journal Articles

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For each article, write a sentence outlining one of the arguments the author makes. There will be more than one argument in the article, but choose one that you think is most relevant to crime analysis in general and/or the corresponding chapter.  After the sentence, briefly describe the author’s argument and then cite the evidence the author puts forth to support the argument.  Note that an argument is not a statement of fact but is a line of reasoning asserted by the author that is supported by theory, research results, or both.

Article:  Sever, B., Coram, G., & Meltzer, G. (2008). Criminal Justice Graduate Programs at the Beginning of the 21st Century: A Curriculum Analysis. Criminal Justice Review 33, 2, 221-249.

Critical thinking questions:

  1. Where does crime analysis fit in terms of the areas of theory, research methods, statistics, computer applications, and practical courses (such as policing and criminal justice systems)?
  2. What types of courses would make up a program in which crime analysis was its own major?