Why did we pass this into the .get parameter

in section 11.2 the book says we are getting our data set from CrimeLab –
the List of crimes and it uses the following code: mCrimes = CrimeLab.get(this).getCrimes();

now i understand that .getcrimes is a method we defined in CrimeLab but what i don’t understand is the .get section, why did we pass “this” into .get(), doesn’t “this” stand for the constructor that we are in, I’m confused please help

“this” here represents the Activity/Context object where you calls the static CrimeLab method.
We will use this Activity/Context object to get the application context in Chapter 14 for further usage.