CJ 685 assignment #1

CJ 685 assignment #1 - Alicia Deal CJ 685 09-02-04...

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Alicia Deal CJ 685 09-02-04 Assignment #1 1.) For each the studies below, identify the unit of analysis, briefly explain why you believe that is the unit of analysis: a.)Study that examines why children become delinquents. The unit of analysis is the individual because in order to determine what causes delinquency in children, one must interview each child (in the sample) on why they became delinquent; therefore the data has been retrieved from individual delinquents. b)Study that examines the effects of mandatory sentencing for drug offenses on state crime rates. The unit of analysis is the group or more specifically the state because the study is attempting to see what effect this particular sanction has on the crime rates of the state. c) Study that examines the effects of mandatory Domestic Violence arrest policies on police resources. The unit of analysis is the organization or the police. This study is attempting determine what effects a certain policy has for the police department. 2.)In a study that examines the effects of delinquent friends on juvenile
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