Causal Argument- muggastackz

Society thinks if one than the other, which is not the case between these two. They are two entirely different sections. As stated before, crime rates are each crime per population that is recorded. Crime is the illegal act that someone does. Can police help reduce the crime rates? What ways are people in society affected by crime? How can we get lessen the amount of violent crime along with a reduction in non-violent crimes? If crime is happening so frequently, how can crime rates decrease, while crime increases?

Most crime occurs in the most popular cites or towns in that country. Because the crime will be prevalent in those cities, it all continue to happen. Let’s take a look at the crime rates in different regions of the country; to justify why crime rates are going down. Many areas will have different crime rates. In 2016, there were more than 600 violent crimes per 100,000 residents in Alaska, Nevada, New Mexico, and Tennessee. By contrast, Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont had rates below 200 violent crimes per 100,000 residents. (Pew Research) Crime rates are dropping because the actual criminals that committed the homicide are incarcerated. Because they are locked up, the perpetrators aren’t going to commit the murder or severe crime. When previous crime commiters are locked up, the crime rates will go down. The Brennan Center report estimates that incarceration played even less of a role than that: up to 12 percent of the drop in property crime during the 1990s was due to the rise in incarceration, but it was probably more like 6 percent. And it contributed to 1 percent, at most, of the continued property crime decline in the 2000s. (Lind &Lopez) Murders are more likely to be reported to the police because they are easier to detect what happened. Not only is murder better recorded than other crimes, but there is less reason to think that the police have changed the way in which they record murders (Jencks). Reported crimes are what makes statistics go down each year. Several opinion-based surveys show that people in the nation think crime rates increase when it is actually going down.

Along with the fact that incarceration is a reason on why crime rates decrease; technology and the media plays a key role as well. If a child in an urban community is inside on their phones or playing games systems, they are less likely to be influenced by their neighborhoods friends. If technology weren’t around, they would be introduced to drugs, gangs, and other crimes at a young age; which reflects on how their life would be when they are seventeen or eighteen. Many people may think that this idea on technology helping children stay away from negative influences will help and won’t help at the same time. This idea could be a start to helping fix why crime rates are going down. Youth in society may also use technology to help with crime. They play violent video games with guns, drugs, and robbery. These games will introduce them, and they will go out in the world and rob and steal. When young kids pick up that robbery or theft trait, this allows them to commit crimes. When they are taught at a young age about non-violent crimes, crime will continue to increase each year.

The government and the police work together to try to reduce crime and how crime rates could drop. Knowing the fact that police and the social media platform play hand and hand, more people are trying to stay away from police or potentially committing an offense. Social media shows what happens to people who experience police brutality or discrimination. When people in society see the things that happen in the world, and they either will continue to do crime or stay away from crime. Social media can stretch a story out and make it bigger than what it is. They want us to perceive our expectations of crime. In an article talking about social media and crime, it states The study also indicates that although most of the individuals surveyed in the study felt individual criminal events were well reported by the news, most other facets of crime reporting were not.

These areas included risk factors for victimization, underlying causes of crime, overall crime tends, and police/community efforts to reduce crime (Brown). The criminal justice systems are starting to crack down on laws and enforcing the law which keeps people from getting killed. The police are finding new ways to help urban communities reduce the amount of crime and crime rates. Police and the government see that crime will increase each and every day so what can they do to fix everything. If police are brought on the street to help communities, less crime will happen. Lind and Lopez, writers for Vox. com writes, “while the number of police can affect crime rates, crime rates also affect the number of police. When crime rises, cities hire more police in response” (Lind & Lopez). It may be hard to find that many cops to help reduce crime but it is very possible that it can help as time goes on.  Police systems are trying to stay away from models that were used decades ago because these models didn’t help as much as the government thought they would. Lind and Lopez also state that Research on specific areas, as well as the US as a whole, found that hiring more police helped decrease crime (Lind & Lopez). Crime, in general, was worst decades ago then what it is now and those models didn’t affect anyway in society. Crime, drugs, and gangs were more so a problem in the 80’s, and 90’s then in the 00’s and present day.

References

https://www.vox.com/2015/2/13/8032231/crime-drop

http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2018/01/30/5-facts-about-crime-in-the-u-s/

http://prospect.org/article/violent-crime-increasing

https://intpolicydigest.org/2015/03/11/is-the-media-altering-our-perceptions-of-crime/

5 thoughts on “Causal Argument- muggastackz”

  1. MuggaStackz, can you guide me in any way to make a more targeted response to your post than “feedback, please”?

    I’m trying to help as many students as possible, and I can be more help to everyone if you ask me specific questions or guide my reading to aspects of your writing that concern you most. I’ll respond first to students who ask me questions I can answer in 15-30 minutes.

    Once I respond and you make substantial changes, you can put the post back into Feedback Please for another set of specific questions.

    I’d appreciate the give-and-take. Thanks.

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  2. I found this simple but thorough explanation of “Crime Rate” at an education source (something compiled for an online course). Here’s the url:
    https://www.andrew.cmu.edu/course/79-331/measures.html

    Measures of Crime
    In the United States, crime rates are measured in one of two ways.

    (1) The Uniform Crime Report, administered by Federal Bureau of Investigation, compiles data of crimes reported to local police. The UCR was established in the early 1930s. Because it is based on local information, the UCR permits statistical analysis for local areas. For example, recent reports that crime was down in Allegheny County in the late 1990s are the results of Uniform Crime Report data.

    The accuracy of the UCR varies with the likelihood that people will report crimes to the police. The UCR is most accurate for murders, which are almost always reported or noticed, but may be less accurate for crimes that arenít reported as often, such as rape or assault. In addition, for crimes such as theft, the UCR tends to underrepresent the frequency of offenses (because people do not always report minor theft), but overrepresent the value of thefts (because people are more likely to report major thefts). Long-term analyses of UCR data are also questionable because computers have permitted better police record keeping in the last 20 years. Therefore, increases in UCR crime rates partly result from improved recording of crimes by police. Still, the UCR is the standard & most widely cited method of measuring crime in the US.

    (2) The National Crime Victimization Survey, begun in 1973, is administered by US Census Bureau. This measure is a representative telephone sampling of approximately 40,000 households to determine how many people were victimized by one of seven crimes in past year. The crimes recorded are rape, robbery, assault, personal theft, household theft, burglary, and motor vehicle theft; the NCVS does not measure murder rates because the victims cannot be surveyed. The NCVS employs a national survey, so it cannot break down data by state or locality. Samuel Walker and most criminologists see the NCVS as more accurate than the UCR; people will acknowledge that they have been victims of a crime to an anonymous survey, even they did not report the crimes to police.

    (3) Determining rates of crime (generally, per 1000 people or 100,000 people) requires that the number of offenses (the numerator) be divided by an accurate count of the population (the denominator). The results of the decennial United States Census are conventionally used as the sources of population data.

    [Adapted from Steven R. Donziger, ed., The Real War on Crime: The Report of the National Criminal Justice Commission (NY: Harper, 1996).]

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  3. MuggaStackz, before you can successfully argue any premise, you need to orient your readers securely. When they know your topic, your position, and the conclusion you’re approaching, you can guide them successfully through the stages of your argument.

    Let’s see if your first paragraph accomplishes any of those objectives.

    Society thinks if one than the other, which is not the case between these two. They are two entirely different sections. As stated before, crime rates are each crime per population that is recorded. Crime is the illegal act that someone does. Can police help reduce the crime rates? What ways are people in society affected by crime? How can we get lessen the amount of violent crime along with a reduction in non-violent crimes? If crime is happening so frequently, how can crime rates decrease, while crime increases?

    You appear to be starting in the middle of some argument or other with which we’re unfamiliar. This problem results from presuming that we’ve read your other essays. We haven’t, or at least you can’t assume that we have. So, imagine how confused we are by these sentences:

    Society thinks if one than the other, which is not the case between these two. They are two entirely different sections.

    We’re completely lost, don’t know where you’re coming from, have no idea where you’re going.

    As stated before, crime rates are each crime per population that is recorded. Crime is the illegal act that someone does.

    I think what you mean is that the crime rate is a statistic that describes how many crimes are committed per person in a jurisdiction.

    An example would help here. For a town of 15,000 people, for example, where 1,500 crimes were reported in 2017, the crime rate for 2017 would be 0.1, and the crimes it counted, according to the UCR data tool, would be “murder and non-negligent manslaughter, forcible rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, larceny-theft, motor vehicle theft, and arson.” [https://www.ucrdatatool.gov/twomeasures.cfm ]

    Can police help reduce the crime rates?

    Is this the cause/effect question you will answer in this essay? If not, why do you ask it here?

    What ways are people in society affected by crime?

    This question seems random and not related to the first one. Will you answer both in your essay?

    How can we get lessen the amount of violent crime along with a reduction in non-violent crimes?

    Didn’t you already ask that question?

    If crime is happening so frequently, how can crime rates decrease, while crime increases?

    Have you established that the crime rate is “happening so frequently”? Not in this essay you haven’t. A simple number would do the trick, but you haven’t supplied it.

    This analysis seems to show that you haven’t prepared your reader for what’s to follow, Muggastackz. We can’t possibly follow your argument if we don’t know what it’s going to be.

    Make some revisions to the introduction. You can put the essay back into Feedback Please when it clearly describes the scope of what’s to come.

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