Research topic 9

Research topic 9

An agency wishes to see if community perceptions are
better in neighborhoods where the agency uses foot patrol
as compared to neighborhoods that utilize squad car
patrols. Throughout the jurisdiction, the agency is having
difficulties with juvenile crime and delinquency. Juveniles
are out past curfew in numerous areas of the city and there
is a problem with juvenile gang crime. Design a study that
examines citizen perceptions/satisfaction under both forms
of patrol. You will need to use a classic experimental
design and, in doing so, you must explain all of the
important elements of a classic experimental design. Be
sure to identify your independent and dependent variables,
equivalence, the data collection process, your pre-test and
post-test, and the nature of your experimental and control
group. Also, be sure to discuss any relevant limitations of
your study and discuss problems associated with the
internal and external validity of your study. Lastly, be sure 0
to note which version of patrol has the most impact on the

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