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Question and Requirement:

Write a report analysing the feasibility of two different methods of reducing the violent crime rate in a city (MUST write Chicago)or state in North, South or Central America. You may not choose a city or state in your home country. The city or state must have an existing high rate of violent crime.

You must analyse and compare the two methods in terms of two or three requirements. These requirements must include effectiveness and cost.

Make a final recommendation to the city or state government

Report: MUST write like following Structure
1.0 Introduction

Define crime.
Define violent crime.
Introduce your city / state.
Introduce high rates of violent crime in your city / state.
Introduce your options.
Introduce your requirements (cost, effectiveness and maybe 1 more).
Purpose statement: This report will analyse the feasibility of (option 1) and (option 2) in terms of (requirements) and make a recommendation as to which option is most feasible / viable / useful for reducing the current high rates of violent crime in (city / state).

2.0 Background

Give basic information, ie. about your city / state.
Give economic information, ie. GDP, average wage, current city / state budget ….
Give topic information, ie. current rates of violent crime in your city / state.

You can include any other relevant information here. These are the basics.

3.0 Presentation of Options

3.1 Option 1

Define your 1st option.

3.2 Option 2

Define your 2nd option.

4.0 Requirements

4.1 Cost

Define cost, ie. For the purpose of this report cost will be defined as ….
Say how you will measure the requirement, ie. Cost will be measured in USD / GBP ….
Relate cost to your city / state, ie. Cost is important to Detroit, as the budget is currently low due to the city becoming bankrupt in 2011 (citation).

4.2 Effectiveness

Define effectiveness, ie. For the purpose of this report effectiveness will be defined as ….
Say how you will measure the requirement, ie. Effectiveness will be measured in by the % decrease in violent crime …
Relate effectiveness to your city / state, ie. Effectiveness is important to Detroit, as there is currently a high rate of violent crime in the city (citation).

4.3 Optional 3rd requirement

Define requirement, ie. For the purpose of this report (requirement) will be defined as ….
Say how you will measure the requirement, ie. (requirement) will be measured in by the % decrease in violent crime …
Relate the requirement to your city / state, ie. (requirement) is important to Detroit, as…. (citation).

5.0 Comparison of Options

5.1 Cost

5.1.1 Option 1

Discuss the cost of your 1st option. Use data from other cities / states to project the probable cost of the option for your city / state.

5.1.2 Option 2

Discuss the cost of your 2nd option. Use data from other cities / states to project the probable cost of the option for your city / state.

COMPARE THE COST OF BOTH OPTIONS

5.2 Effectiveness

5.2.1 Option 1

Discuss the effectiveness of your 1st option. Use data from other cities / states to project the probable effectiveness of the option for your city / state.

5.2.2 Option 2

Discuss the effectiveness of your 2nd option. Use data from other cities / states to project the probable effectiveness of the option for your city / state.

COMPARE THE EFFECTIVENESS OF BOTH OPTIONS

5.3 Requirement 3

5.3.1 Option 1

Discuss the (requirement) of your 2nd option. Use data from other cities / states to project the probable (requirement) of the option for your city / state.

5.3.2 Option 2

Discuss the (requirement) of your 2nd option. Use data from other cities / states to project the probable (requirement) of the option for your city / state.

COMPARE THE (REQUIREMENT) OF BOTH OPTIONS

6.0 Conclusion

You can draw conclusions in other ways, or have extra concluding information, but a basic model is:

6.1 Conclusion about cost.

6.2 Conclusion about effectiveness.

6.3 Conclusion about (optional 3rd requirement).

7.0 Recommendation

This should be written as a paragraph. Draw links between the information in your conclusion and the background to make a logical, fully supported and justified recommendation.

For example:

Option 1 is more expensive and more effective than option 2, which is still relatively effective. However, the city / state has too small a budget to implement it, so option 2 is recommended.

OR

Option 1 is more expensive than option 2 and option 1 is effective in the short-term, while option 2 is effective in the long-term. If the budget is large enough, then they could both be recommended together, with option 1 as a short-term solution and option 2 as a long-term solution.

Important information:
•    Your report must use sub-headings and a numbering system throughout.
•    Your report must include tables..
•    The report should be 1600 words

Use of Sources
•    In your report you can use the sources provided by your class teacher and at least five additional academic sources from your own research.
•    You should include tables and refer to these in the text. Data in the tables may be synthesized from different sources. Graphs and maps may also be added if appropriate.
•    Support should be synthesized as much as possible, where this is appropriate.
•    You must provide in-text citations and final references for all sources you refer to in your report. You must use English language sources – you should not translate ideas from non-English sources.

You will be assessed on:
•    The relevance of your ideas; the effectiveness of your comparisons and recommendation(s); your critical analysis of relevant issues.
•    The structure of your report (completeness; organisation of ideas; use of headings and numbering; linking of ideas).
•    Your choice of relevant and appropriate source material – including specific examples and data – to support your ideas.
•    Your incorporation of source material including synthesis, paraphrase/summary, in-text citations and final references.
•    Appropriate and accurate use of English, especially register and style; adherence to all task guidelines.