Soc 205 Week 11 Notes
Soc 205 Week 11 Notes Soc 205 002
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Date Created: 11/03/15
Soc 205 Week 11 Notes Objectives Go over major trends (special focus on US) in crime rates over the last couple of decades Discuss major hypotheses We will then narrow into certain main explanations Table 1 Important things to notice: o All nations The trend of crime (homicide) seems to be going down over time o Central & Southern America While some nations are going down in crime over time there are still some nations that going up in crime for many different reasons like under reporting crimes o Europe & The Caribbean Is the closest of nations to stay below the all nations line which shows that crime is going down but at a slow time o North America Is the nations out of all other nations to have crime go down faster over time Looking at Different Trends that could have led to Declining Crime Rates Table 2 Table 3 Table 4 Important things to notice o During the time of this graph the videos “when kids get life” and “Central Park 5” were the events going on in this time period. o In this time many citizens believed that crime was going up but in reality crime was going down fast. But lots of Variability at the Tract (Neighborhood level) Table 5 Table 6 Table 7 Evaluating the Hypothesis Farrell (R3) suggests 5 benchmarks 1. Reasonable hypothesis? 2. Does it work across other nations 3. Compatible with other explanations of crime increases 4. Compatible with rises in phone theft and ecrimes 5. Compatible with timing and trajectories of crime falls both between countries and crime types Why Only the Security Hypothesis? Think about the 5 benchmarks from Farrell 1. It makes sense that more security means less crime opportunity 2. Has worked in other countries 3. Timing of security important for explaining crime declines 4. Compatible with rise in phone theft and ecrimes 5. Compatible with timing and trajectories of crime falls both down between countries and crime types Some Caveats Farrell paints a picture that is “too simple” Security hypothesis only seems to work for property crime Not quite “empirical” – no analysis shown End of Week 11 notes! Also Week 12 Notes will hopefully be upload by next Friday or Saturday at the latest. Thank you for using Studysoup!