Global information shrinks distance. We are more aware of what happens across the world, in foreign countries and just down the street. As a result, crime statistics are shaping our cultural perspective.
In this assignment, you will locate and analyze crime statistics for four major cities, evaluate bias and extraneous variables, and create and evaluate crime statistics for three make-believe cities.
Part 1: Real Cities, Real Crimes
Step 1. Locate
Locate crime statistics for a large city in your state and four major cities around the world.
Step 2. Select
Select a way to present this comparison.
Step 3. Analyze
Analyze the data by identifying at least three factors crossing the five cities.
Step 4. Address These Questions
- How do these factors play into the interpretation of information?
- How do bias and extraneous variables compare to the bias and extraneous variables you discussed in Module
Step 5. Create
Create crime statistics for three make-believe cities along with the related demographic information including gender, education, race, age, and type of crime. Present the information in a similar manner as Step 2.
Step 6. Apply
Describe a lesson where students could use these make-believe cities to draw conclusions about the culture.