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Soc chap 1 - Chapter ONE Origins of Sociology Sociology grew out of social upheaval of early 1800s Industrial Revolution Europe changing from

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Chapter ONE Origins of Sociology Sociology grew out of social upheaval of early 1800s Industrial Revolution - Europe changing from agricultural to factory, rural to urban Cities depressing places… The upheaval of the times got people questioning and demanding answers The Discovery Of Social Facts In 1825, the French Ministry of Justice began to collect criminal justice statistics. Soon, they began collecting data on activities such as suicide, illegitimate births and military desertion. Became known as moral statistics because of the moral implications of the activities. André Michel Guerry In 1833, he published the Moral Statistics of France and launched sociology. Rates were stable from year to year: almost exactly the same number of people committed suicide, stole, or gave birth out of wedlock. Rates varied from one place to another: The number of suicides varied greatly from city to city Why Findings Important? If crime and suicide are purely individualistic (private, personal) then why the macro-level patterns? Perhaps factors outside the individual related to suicide?
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This note was uploaded on 01/26/2009 for the course SOC 200 taught by Professor Johnson during the Spring '08 term at Pepperdine.

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Soc chap 1 - Chapter ONE Origins of Sociology Sociology grew out of social upheaval of early 1800s Industrial Revolution Europe changing from

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