Quantitative Research: The Uniform Crime Reproting

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Introduction Looking at the nightly news, many would believe violent crimes are at an all-time high. There are not just one on one violent crimes or gang violent crimes. There is court shootings, school shootings, church shootings, theater shootings, mall shootings, workplace shootings, and others. Where most one on one crime is committed with illegal guns, mass shootings are done with handguns purchased legally. Violent crimes reported on the news while still surprising to hear and see has become very common. While the numbers seem to be overwhelming, statistics share violent crimes are at an all-time low. While the numbers of crimes are decreasing, gun ownership is increasing. Begging one to ask if the right to conceal to carry reduce…show more content…
Qualitative Research is primarily analytical research. It provides understanding of underlying reasons, opinions, and motivations. It gives insights into the problem or helps to change ideas. The typical approach used is county-level panel data in this type of study to estimate several linear crime calculations along with how many people are gun owners. Looking at this type of information provides data, from across countries, states, and metropolitan areas, which seems to provide statistically significant associations. The dependable variable is one of the Methodology Methodology use will come from pervious research and data. Data was used from several reports. The Uniform Crime Reproting, the Brady Bill and the fact that many states enacted the right-to-carry concealed handgun laws (shall-issue). Crime rates and gun ownership is compared and measured at the state level. Crime data from 1977 to 1992 using demographics, characteristics and the population (Dezhbakhsh & Rubin, 1998, p. 1). Measurement…show more content…
For example if these criminals were more motived to change their behaviors then other offenders . • Interviewers can provide limitations of variance due to more or less subtle differences between them in the ways they deliver questions, their attitude or tone of their voice, and many other factors can play a factor in the way they answer the question. • Reaching out via word of mouth could be a timely process as this takes time. Getting the word out, setting up the appointment to talk, doing the interview and putting the information together. • Gaining access to these facilities (half way houses, prisons, safe houses) could pose some security issues for all involved (the facility, the interviewee, and the interviewer). • The accuracy of the information reported within the reports being used in the research study. • Recalling the incident for the victim can be very uncomfortable and upsetting. • There can also be limitations of some ethical obstacles for example if some cases are still open cases, information may not be able to be discussed. • With the survey sampling method, putting together a survey limits one from asking questions that normally may have been encountered in a one on one

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