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You are the police chief of Anywhere, U.S., a mid-sized community. You have worked with your organization to adapt to the changes faced after 9/11. Now you are faced with the closing of a major plant in your town. Almost 1,000 men and women are now unemployed and foreclosed signs are popping up everywhere. People are forced to move into cheaper rental housing and there is a social disorganization crisis. Mixed race and age neighborhoods are reporting higher crime rates, vandalism reports are rising, and DUI arrests are the highest in the state.

Your agency is also struggling with low morale because they see their neighbors losing all they have worked for. You must now work with internal and external forces to help your agency and town ride through this economic crisis.

Your first task is to develop a PowerPoint presentation of approximately 15 slides that detail the problems with the rising crime rates. Use articles and literature to explain the impact of the economic downturn, citing all sources in APA format. Your audience includes the mayor, superintendent of schools, and both business and cultural leaders in the community.

Include the following:

  • An analysis of the rising crime rates in your town. What are they and why are they related (or not)?
  • An internal impact analysis. How does the crime rate and economy impact your officers?
  • Four recommendations—2 with community impact and 2 with internal agency impact.
  • A plan of action if these are approved.
  • A list of necessary resources (monetary and otherwise).

Be sure to include references to literature to support your recommendations properly citing sources using APA format.

Support your analysis by citing creditable resources from your readings and assimilating research. Submit your response in a PowerPoint presentation with the file name

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The mayor, The superintendent of schools, the business and cultural leaders in our beloved community
,ladies and gentlemen how are you today?

Welcome to this vital community welfare meeting in which we have convened to try and get ways to curb
the recent rise in crimes and as the community police I am pleased to have you all attend.

The recent closure of major plant in our locality mean that now more than ever crimes can easily spread across all
walks of life's especially to those who solely depended on the plant and easily make money with all forms of crude
methods. The impact on financial crisis on tax is vast, but the effects are felt in the whole state.
We are basically gathered to discuss types of crimes in our locality ,how we they have affected and possible suggestions
and solutions on how to fight crimes happening in our locality.

Notably through the law enforcers department we noted some of the recent crimes in our community are less tangible .
These are inclusive of pain and suffering, and a lower quality of life. Equally also the traumatic impacts on friends and
family disruption. Behavior change has at times been noted to change and be shaped by crime, whether it being
weighed by the risks of going to certain places or even the fear of making new friends.

Rise in crimes has also affected economic productivity since victims miss work and lost jobs and has drop in retail sales. The
most unfortunate thing of all is the high rate of prostitution, drug abuse, and gambling that have had severe social impact .
Drug abuse has really sunk worker productivity, use of public funds for drug rehabilitation programs and medical care
attention, and leads to criminal activity to support the getting of expenses of a drug habit.

Becker (1968) notably cited that a major motivation of engaging in criminal acts is a personal comparison of the benefits and the less
costs of engaging in the crime. Area-wide estimates of the impact of rates of unemployment on aggregate rates of crimes attracts direct
effects of persons unemployment on crime as well as the spillover effects; a major vital problem is to identify what it is , if any, of this
aggregate relationship between unemployment and crime rates is due to the direct impact of individual unemployment on crime. We

estimate the impact of individual job loss and the probability of engaging in crime and detail on kind and type of individuals and
environmental factors which determine whether job loss could cause increases in criminal vices.

(Mihalache-O'Keef and Vashchilko, 2010; )Majorly states that crime rise has a strenuous economic effect more so on to our community
such as increased violent crime reduce the number of sectors that operate
in an area, limiting economic diversication reducing the increasing market concentration, and diminishing economic complexity in the

Impacts of economic downturn by crimes

Previously done studies have also showed a relationship between other economic conditions and crime, such as wages (Grogger 1998, Machine &
Meagher 2004),time spent in unemployment (Bindler 2015), and the impact of graduating during a recession (Bell et al 2014).
Some author Amodio and Di Maio, 2014; focused on criminal activities victim expenses, costs for security, and the cost of the criminal judicial
system. Crime and its costs and effects soon became a dominating issue in American politic and often influencing voters after the second
world war two (1939–45).
crime increase may lead to the fall of formal and informal institutions, and presenting as a major constraint towards small and medium sized
businesses growth since theft, robbery, vandalism, and arson lead to the hike in the costs of doing business
(Detotto and Otranto, 2010). Islam (2014) noted that increase in real GDP per capita growth by 1% is associated with a 0.3% reduction in the losses
due to crime for firms in developing economies.

Crime has a big impact on society. Criminal activities allow the use of illegal goods and services, which cannot be used (Detotto &
Otranto, 2010). The estimation of such social cost of crime has become a vital area of study in the last few decades, shows how
crime imposes a huge burden on society (Czabanski, 2008)

Notably channels through which rise of crimes can impact economic growth is via the destruction of physical and human capital and
this well serves as a major factor to discourage future domestic and foreign investment.

Analysis of the rising crimes

Economic constrains was found to be widespread among the residents of this community. Slightly over one-half (55.4%) adults
earned lesser than previously earned before the plant was closed while less than one-third (29.3) earned nothing ang and drifted to

. Poverty is a well-known cause of criminal behavior, likely to be associated with the high and increasing rate of crime as well as the
incidence of destitute families in our locality Crime has been seen as a means to some end rather than an end in itself • Poverty and
its consequences were seen as the major causal factors, as seen through unemployment, idleness and peer influence/pressure
The residents are well conversant with the legal definition of criminal behavior and see crime as a major problem in their suburbs. The
most common crimes in the are included: House break-ins, sometimes involving attacks on families. Some are forced break-ins and
while others are by use of ...

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