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Alicia Deal CJ 760 1 02-08-06 Reaction Paper #4 Using Bursik's description of new developments in the integration of individual-level and community-level foci to explain crime and deviance, design a brief research proposal that incorporates as many of his points as possible. Select a type of crime or deviance among whatever group you wish. Include your hypothesis (es), concepts being considered, operationalization of these concepts and a general description of the data collection method you would use. How does the simultaneously focus on individual and community-level factors make this research prospect more promising/interesting/dynamic than looking just at aggregate crime rates or just at individual criminality? How is this research enterprise made more challenging with this integrated approach? According to social disorganization, crime is the result when communities lack the ability “to realize the common goals of their residents or solve commonly experienced problems” (Bursik, 1988, p. 521). More specifically, communities with high crime levels may have experienced a breakdown in social controls as a result of rapid social change. This research will examine occurrences of sexual assault among various tribal reservations located throughout the nation. Sexual assaults will also include the occurrence of child sexual assaults. Two common features of communities with
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This note was uploaded on 06/30/2011 for the course CJ 760 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '08 term at Sam Houston State University.

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