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Create a chart analyzing crime patterns.
- Look at the seven types of crime patterns in Chapter 9 of the textbook. (Hot product, hot place, hot setting, hot spot, hot prey, series, and spree)
- Research crimes (preferably in the local news). Select crime stories that correspond to each of the crime patterns.Explain how each crime fits that specific crime pattern type; cite sources to support analysis.
- How could the information about the crime, as well as what you know about the crime pattern, be used to solve the crime?
- If a crime in the stories has already been solved, how was the information about the crime and the crime pattern used to solve it?
- What kind of leads can you deduce from each one of the crimes?
- If any of the stories you are analyzing involves multiple crimes, what common characteristics do they share?
Be sure to cite three to five relevant scholarly sources in support of your content. Use only sources provided in resources, found in the GCU Library, or government websites.
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