SOC 101- Lecture 13

SOC 101- Lecture 13 - Lecture 13 Over past 10 years, crime...

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Lecture 13 Over past 10 years, crime rate has fallen about 50%. Since 1973, the US imprisonment rate has increased by 500% Two measures of crime: reports to police, victimization rates Rates of violent victimization stayed steady and fell dramtically in 1990s Property vict rate fell steadily Perceptions of Crime Is there more crime in the US now than there was a year ago or less? Throughout 1990s, over half of Americans answered more to this question despite the fact that crime rates had been steadily decreasing during this entire time period In 1990s, crime stories had most news coverage, over econ and others Murder has decreased throughout 1990s, but coverage has increased. Incarceration rates has risen. US has highest incarceration rate. Even more disparity for black men. Most people perceive high crime rates. US victimization rate is modest, but US homicide rate seems much higher. Violent crimes excluding homicide are also modest. What explains trends in incarceration?
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