Read the following: A small suburb of a large metropolitan area has implemented a neighborhood watch program. The mayor has asked you to determine if the program is having any effect on complaints received about suspicious behavior, deviant behavior, and crime.
Write a 1,750- to 2,800-word paper, addressing the scenario.
Structure your paper as a research study to answer the mayor’s concerns. Address the following elements:
Explain why you selected this design.
Choose one or more criminological theories that support neighborhood watch programs. Explain how the theory supports such programs.
Develop one or more hypotheses and operationalize the concepts.
Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.