AbstractThis is an inquiry-guided learning activity (Atkinson and Hunt 2008) where students analyze longitudinal crime and imprisonment data and public opinion about crime. Specifically, students will analyze the violent crime, homicide, property crime, and imprisonment rates in the United States from 1960 – present and Americans’ perceptions of crime from 1989 –...
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- College 100
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Usage NotesSee "Grether_Activity Notes" document.
Learning Goals and Assessments
- Demonstrate an ability to interpret basic bar and line graphs.
- Describe changes to the violent crime, homicide, property crime, and imprisonment rates and Americans’ perceptions of crime over time.
- Apply relevant course materials to explaining observable trends in crime and public opinion data.
- Evaluate student responses to question 1 for Figures 1 – 5.
- Evaluate student responses to question 2 and question 4 for Figures 1 – 5.
- Evaluate student responses to all of the critical thinking questions.