Describe the relationship between religious affiliation (v6) and one variable relating to feelings of safety (v16-18).

Complete the following:

Use the CSEW 2011-12 data set and SPSS software to complete all the following tasks. The numbers in brackets refer to the variable numbers in the data set.

  1. Describe the relationship between religious affiliation (v6) and one variable relating to feelings of safety (v16-18).

Present your findings using both percentages and frequencies and explain why both types of data must be considered in the interpretation of the results. Create a table that includes the data for all groups but compare the results for TWO religious group only.

  1. Examine the relationship between ONEof the ‘worry’ variables (v19-22) and respondents’ employment status (v9).

Using both observed and expected counts, present the results for all groups in table but describe how you would interpret the results for ONE employment status only.

  1. Use appropriate techniques to examine the relationship between employment status (v9) and worry about being a victim of crime (v31).Compare and contrast the level of fear between any TWO
  2. Examine the relationship between sex (v2) and confidence in the police in respondents’ neighbourhood (v34).

Use an appropriate technique to judge the size of the difference.

  1. To what extent is age (v3) related to views on EITHER:
  1. Fairness of the criminal justice system (v33)

OR

 

  1. Effectiveness of the criminal justice system (v32)

Provide as full an account of this relationship as possible.
Information on the Summative Assessment

In order to complete the summative assessment you will need to download the following SPSS file from Blackboard:

SY2008 Summative Assessment Data Set (CSEW 2011-12)

This data set is a simplified version of the 2011-12 Crime Survey for England and Wales data set. It contains 46,031 cases and 37 variables. You do not need to know any background information about the Crime Survey for England and Wales and should not discuss the survey or its methods in the assignment.

For the purposes of the assessment the variables should be considered to belong to the following groups:

Personal contextual variables (v2-12)
NameLabel
sexSex
ageAge in years
age_groupAge group
ethnicityEthnic group
religionReligious affiliation
educationEducational level
occu_classOccupational group
employmentEmployment status
studentFull-time student at college or university
childrenNumber of children under 16 in household
innercityLive in an inner city area
Experience of crime variables (v13-15)
NameLabel
victim_crimeExperience of any crime in the previous 12 months
qual_life_crimeHow much quality of life is affected by CRIME (scale of 1 to 10 with 10=most affected)
qual_life_fearHow much quality of life is affected by FEAR OF CRIME (scale of 1 to 10 with 10=most affected)
Feelings of safety variables (v16-18)
NameLabel
safe_walk_darkHow safe do you feel walking alone after dark?
safe_walk_aloneHow safe do you feel walking alone in this area during the day?
safe_home_aloneHow safe do you feel walking alone after dark?
Worry variables (v19-22)
NameLabel
worry_rapeHow worried about being raped
worry_attackHow worried about being physically attacked by strangers
worry_insultHow worried about being insulted or pestered by anybody
worry_race_attackHow worried about being attacked because of skin colour, ethnic origin or religion
Confidence variables (v23-26)
NameLabel
confident_punishHow confident are you that prisons are effective at punishing offenders who have been convicted of a crime?
confident_rehabHow confident are you that prisons are effective at rehabilitating offenders who have been convicted of a crime?
confident_preventHow confident are you that the probation service is effective at preventing criminals from re-offending?
confident_fairHow confident are you that the Criminal Justice System as a whole is fair?
Police variables (v27-30)
NameLabel
police_thereThe police in this area can be relied on to be there when you need them
police_respectThe police in this area would treat you with respect if you had contact with them
police_fairThe police in this area treat everyone fairly regardless of who they are
police_satisfPublic satisfaction with the police

 

Victim variables (v31)
NameLabel
worry_victimWorry about being a victim of crime (high score = high level of worry). This variable should be treated as continuous.

 

Justice variables (v32-34)
NameLabel
justice_effectiveEffectiveness of Criminal Justice System (high score= high opinion). This variable should be treated as continuous.
justice_fairFairness of Criminal Justice System (high score=high opinion). This variable should be treated as continuous.
police_confidenceConfidence in police in their neighbourhood (high score=high level of confidence). This variable should be treated as continuous.

 

Problem variables (v35-37)

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