Overview: For this journal assignment, you will address questions based on one of the provided articles. You should also complete the assigned textbook reading for this module before submitting your assignment.
Prompt: Select one of the following articles:
How Data Analysis Helps Police Departments Fight Crime – https://www.forbes.com/sites/emc/2014/06/03/data-analysis-helps-police-departments-fight-crime/#5d848ad23952
Wonder Why Prisons Stay Full When Crime Goes Down? Here’s the Real Reason. – https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/monkey-cage/wp/2016/05/06/wonder-why-prisons-stay-full-when-crime-goes-down-heres-the-real-reason/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.d4fff4ca4bc1
Big Data: Big Pain or Big Gain for Lawyers?https://www.americanbar.org/publications/law_practice_magazine/2013/july-august/hot-buttons/
Based on your chosen article, complete a journal assignment in which you thoroughly address the following questions:
● What is the purpose of data analysis within the field of criminal justice?
● How does proper data analysis assist the criminal justice professional in performing daily activities?
● Are there additional ways that data analysis can improve the daily routine of a criminal justice professional?
Rubric Guidelines for Submission: Submit assignment as a Word document with double spacing, 12-point Times New Roman font, and one-inch margins. Your journal assignment must be 4–6 paragraphs with sources cited in APA format. Journal assignments in this course are private between you and the instructor.