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SOC*1500

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Department
Sociology
Course
SOC 1500
Professor
Mavis Morton
Semester
Winter

Description
Thursday Jan 19 2012SOC1500 Lecture 4Observational AccountsEg Participant Observation ie Research on gangs squeegee kids prostitutes police etcResearcher interacting with a group while observing their behaviourLimitationsBenetsValidityobserving rst hand events in natural settingHard to make inferencesgeneralizations in a larger populationCrime Rate may REALLY be ChangingDuring 1990s crime rates steadily declined in Canada stabilizing in early 2000sThe crime rate dropped in 2010 down 5 The overall crime rate was 17 lower than a decade agoCrime RateCrime Severity DownThe policereported crime rate which measures the overall volume of crime continued its longterm downward trend in 2010 declining 5 form 2009 At the same time the Crime Severity Index which measures the severity of crime fell 6Guelph is the safest city in Canada on the Crime Severity Index
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