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Murder Project Notebook & Report

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Murder Project Notebook and Report

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Student Name

PA347

Spring Semester 2022

Nature of Murder in Tucson & Pima County

An Empirical Research Project

Instructor: Adjunct Professor R. Harper

Date:

Abstract

This is a very brief summary about your research. Limit its length to 1000 characters maximum. Because this is an empirical study, use not more than 200 words to describe the problem, your methods, findings, and conclusions.
Note: this will be the last task you complete after your notebook is complete
. Put this at the front of your notebook after the cover page.

Table of Contents

Your notebook must contain These Sections:

SECTION PAGE #

1. COVER PAGE ….. 1

2. ABSTRACT ….. 2

3. TABLE OF CONTENTS ….. 3

4. KWL CHART …..

5. DEFINITIONS …..

6. CONCEPTS/THEORIES – (Upload it!) …..

7. MURDER TRACKING FORMS, Individual Maps, News Releases …..

8. CASE STUDY (Upload it!) …..

9. MURDER TRACKING SPREAD SHEET …..

10. MASTER MAP, CHART, GRAPH AND ANALYSIS (Upload it!) …..

11. FINAL REPORT …..

1. Introduction

2. Sharing Your Data

3. Analysis

4. Reflection (Impact of Murder)

5. 3-Step Plan

12. REFERENCES …..

13. SELF ASSESSMENT ….

15. Note to Instructor (Optional)

SEE D2L FOR additional instructions and the Rubric for scoring.

One of the first pages to go in your notebook is the KWL Chart. What do you know about murder already? What would you like to know? This is part of your own self-directed research and as you learn interesting and informative info you will put that in the What I Learned section of your chart! You will update your chart at the end of each module with one new fact.

KWL Chart

What I Already Know

What I Want to Know

What I Have Learned

(ONE ENTRY PER MODULE)

Definitions

Key Term

Definition

Homicide

Murder

Intent

Four Levels of Intent

First Degree Murder

Second Degree Murder

Manslaughter

Negligent Homicide

Felony Murder

Excusable Homicide

Justifiable Homicide

Include One definition from each of the 4 project writing assignments

Concept – Theory – Idea

Assignment:

Intellectual understanding about any important topic comes from questions, research and answers that may shed light on the issue.  The theories behind being a killer and being a victim are varied and interesting.  In this section you will pick the theories that interested you. In your report you shall cover the below:

1. Why do people kill?  This is both a fascinating and complex question.  In this section you will answer this question using at least one psychological theory to explain why people kill and a sociological theory that contributes as well. 

2. Why are people murdered? Again the answer to this question is important because the answer helps us to understand why murder may happen to some victims.  For this question you will use at least one sociological theory. 

3. How does criminal thinking relate to murder? Define one of these four criminal thinking processes:  Victimstance, Power Thrust, Ownership Attitude and Closed Channel thinking and explain its relationship to murder.

UPLOAD YOUR CONCEPT AND THEORY REPORT HERE

Murder Tracking Forms, Summary & Maps

In your notebook you will complete and upload your murder tracking forms, summaries and maps for each murder that has happened in Pima County to include all cities and towns within Pima County. Starting from January1st to April 8th. You will identify each murder by date, so that the first murder is at the front based on the earliest murder that occurred during this semester. A one-paragraph summary will be included with each murder (Copy the media summary) and Google Map of the location of the incident.

THE TRACKING FORM CAN BE DOWNLOADED FROM THE DATA TRACKING TAB IN YOUR CONTENT SECTION OF D2L. Or you can copy and paste the master in this document to the next page.

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PA347 Semester Project

Tracking Murder in Tucson

Incident Number 1


Date of Incident: Time of Incident: Type of Incident: Murder/Suicide


Location of Incident:



Number of Victims: Number of Perpetrators:





Name of Victim: Sex: Age: Race:





Other Victims: Sex: Age: Race:





Name of Perpetrator: Sex: Age: Race:





Other Perpetrators: Sex: Age: Race:


Cause of Death: (Use coding form):


Circumstances: (Use coding form):


Relationship: (Use coding form):








Arrest: Y |_| N |_| Charges Pending Y |_| N |_| Convicted Y|_| N |_| Unk. |_|



ARS Statute Number: Statute Title:


Offense Description: (Use NIBRS Handout):




NIBRS Classification: NCIC Code: ACIC Code:


NIBRS Code:







Prior Criminal History: Victim: |_|Y |_| N |_| UNK Perpetrator: |_| Y |_| N |_| Unk


Brief Summary/Special Notes:

PA347 Semester Project

Tracking Murder in Tucson

Incident Number 2

Date of Incident: Time of Incident: Type of Incident:

Location of Incident:

Number of Victims: Number of Perpetrators:

Name of Victim: Sex: Age: Race:

Other Victims: Sex: Age: Race:

Name of Perpetrator: Sex: Age: Race:

Other Perpetrators: Sex: Age: Race:

Cause of Death: (Use coding form):

Circumstances: (Use coding form):

Relationship: (Use coding form):

Arrest: Y |_| N |_| Charges Pending Y |_| N |_| Convicted Y|_| N |_| Unk. |_|

ARS Statute Number: Statute Title:

Offense Description: (Use NIBRS Handout):

NIBRS Classification: NCIC Code: ACIC Code:

NIBRS Code:

Prior Criminal History: Victim: |_|Y |_| N |_| UNK Perpetrator: |_| Y |_| N |_| Unk

Brief Summary/Special Notes:

Counting Murder: Master Spread Sheet

Murder #

Date

Location

Time

V. Sex

V. Age

V. Race

P. Sex

P. Age

P. Race

Example

11/3

2500 S. CALLE YUCATAN

5:20 PM

M

63

W

M

53

W

Murder #

Relationship

Circumstances

Cause of Death

Weapon

ARS Statute #

ARS Description

EXAMPLE

STRANGER

OTH ARGUMENTS

BODILY FORCE

HANDS/FISTS

13-1103

MANSLAUGHTER

Or you can screen shot your Excel file and paste it here instead of the above. Your choice

Master Map & Analysis

In this section you will upload your overall map, chart, graphs and analysis of all of the murders that happened in Pima County during the semester. See assignment instructions in D2L


CASE STUDY

Here you will upload your case study to your notebook. (Based on the Case Study submitted on D2L)

Final Report

INTRODUCTION

Write an introduction to your final report, it must cover the below 5 areas:

1. Describe how you tracked data

2. Why is tracking data important?

3. What are the benefits?

4. What problems did you have?

5. What areas of data are reasonably confident about?

SHARING YOUR DATA

· What are the statistics associated with murder in Pima County/Tucson this semester? Total number of murders? What is the murder rate?

· There are three key categories you have been tracking this semester.

· Cause of death

· Relationship of victim to suspect

· Circumstances

Document this data to include a graph for each

Include one other area of interest

Age categories

Gender categories

Geo-based/Time/day

Murder Typologies

Offense types

Ethnicities

ANALYSIS

In this section as you look at the totality of your data what generalizations can you make about homicides being committed in Tucson and Pima County?
These generalizations can be defined as the extension of research findings and conclusions from your findings conducted on a sample population to the population at large.

Generalizations come from comparing and contrasting your data to a population at large such as the state of Arizona, PCOME 2019 report, the U.S. NCIC data, but you could look at world-wide populations as well. Address the three areas you have been tracking.


Cause of Death


Circumstances


Relationships

Also select one other area of interest.

Based on your studies what are the basic, real, and significant feature or features of murder from your study as compared to a population at large? Document the data via graphs or charts!

REFLECTION

Discuss the impact of murder on a community comparing information from chapter 16 in your book to the data you have collected. Reflect on your own findings. What did you discover that you would want to share with your community? How important is it that we address criminal homicide?

3-STEP PLAN

Share with me a 3- step plan for addressing all or any of the different types of murders we have covered.

Conclusion

Write a 1 -2 paragraph summary of the important aspects of your report.


References

· APA Format

· Alphabetical Order

· Hanging Indents

· Double Spaced


Self-Assessment

 

What part of the assignment was easy for you?  What was difficult?  What did you learn? What resonated with you? What will you remember 5 years from now?


Note to the Instructor: (Optional)

 

Here you can provide a note to the professor (confidential) about the journal. You may offer suggestions for improvement of the process or communicate difficulties or recommend the continuation of something you felt was good about the report.

· Change/Fix this

· Stop Doing this

· Keep Doing this

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