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Rise Of Crime

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Park, H., & Katz, J. (2016, 09/11). Murder rates rose in more than a quarter of the nation's 100 largest cities, New York Times http://sks.sirs.com This article states that murders rates have gone up 25 percent last year according to the New York Times. The study led to a theory that the rise of crime was due to less aggressive police force due to recent protests. Dr. Richard Rosenfield who conducted the study refers to this as the Ferguson effect and stated that this hypothesis would need further evaluation. The cities where murder rates were on the rise followed a pattern in that the areas affected were either high in poverty, segregated, or demographic composition. For example Chicago is listed as having the highest murder rate according
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