Fear of Crime


Jana Jasinski
University of Central Florida

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.

Learning Goals

Using software to access and analyze census data
Identifying independent and dependent variables
Learning how to construct, read, and interpret bivariate
tables displaying frequencies and percentages

Students will learn about race, gender and violence in the
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

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.


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