Short-Answer Responses

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For the Short-Answer Response portion, please answer each question fully in your own words in at least two complete paragraphs (2 paragraphs; 4-6 sentences each). Do not include bulleted/numbered lists. Do not copy from the course lecture material or the textbook (no direct quotes). Do not copy responses from peers. Responses that do not follow these instructions will be marked as receiving zero points. In-text citations are not required. When completed, continue to the Extra Credit portion at the end of the exam.


1-   When making predictions about possible secondary offending, decide whether it better to base those predictions on (a) individual risk factors or (b) repeat places, times, and targets. Defend your position using information from “Chapter 9: Secondary Offending.”


2-    Santa’s Enchanted Forest, a Christmas-themed amusement fair/carnival, recently opened up again to the public in Miami-Dade County. The event planners are especially concerned with making sure patrons feal safe this year because they just moved the event to a new permanent location. In particular, the event planners want to prevent any possible (1) robberies and (2) gun violence. You are tasked with making specific recommendations to the event staff as to what protocols and procedures you suggest they implement to reassure patrons they are safe. Using situational crime prevention techniques (Chapter 10), make at least two recommendations for each crime type (four recommendations total) and briefly explain/convince why the staff should employ such interventions.


3-      By now, you are a security and crime prevention expert. You want to approach a nearby school district and propose a new type of crime prevention program you created. In order for the school district to accept your proposition, you have to answer the following:

a.       Decide which crime(s) or delinquent behaviors you’d like to focus on (e.g., truancy, gang association, cybercrime, etc.) (1-2 sentences).

b.      Rationale for choosing your target audience (e.g., elementary/middle/high schoolers, only at-risk students, etc.) (1-3 sentences).

c.       Explain how you will teach your message (e.g., presentation/workshop, mentorship opportunities, group counseling, etc.) (2-5 sentences).

d.      Explain how you evaluate whether the program was successful (e.g., pre-/post-test of behavior, improvement over time, strength of relationships formed, etc.) (2-4 sentences).


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