Fear of Crime

Author(s)
Jana Jasinski, University of Central Florida
Learning Goals

Skill_x000D_
Using software to access and analyze census data_x000D_
Identifying independent and dependent variables_x000D_
Learning how to construct, read, and interpret bivariate_x000D_
tables displaying frequencies and percentages_x000D_
Substance_x000D_
Students will learn about race, gender and violence in the_x000D_
United States

Context for Use

This activity is used in a Sociology of Violence class for undergraduate students. This activity teaches students about race, gender and violence in the United States.

Description and Teaching Materials

Exercises PDF: http://d32ogoqmya1dw8.cloudfront.net/files/sp/ssdan/examples/exercises_…_x000D_
Exercises Doc: http://d32ogoqmya1dw8.cloudfront.net/files/sp/ssdan/examples/exercises_…

Assessment

http://www.ssdan.net/datacounts/modules_assessment.html

Everyday we have specific routines we engage in. Many of these routines are tailored to preventing us from becoming victims of crime. Although we may not consciously think about it, these routines may be influenced by a variety of factors. What factors might make some individuals more afraid than others.
Teaching Notes and Tips

This activity uses General Social Survey data and data analysis tools from their own website. The web based software is a bit counter intuitive, and clearer instructions in class might be necessary.

References and Resources

http://www.ssdan.net/datacounts/modules/index/jasinski_crime_index.shtml