7 uncovering the dark figure

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uncovering the “dark figure” - Uniform crime reports o How Ask police how much crime recorded Ask victims how much crime experience 3 rd party see how many crimes are being treated self report ask criminals how much crime go out and observe o reports incident local Uniform o Use statistics tatically Put more units on certain shifts due to the results of reports o Use statistics Strategically Do we see a rise of _______ crime over time Make allegiances with certain departments What do we do about certain type of crimes o Use statistics to manage budgetary needs o Standardized offence definitions - Problems with Uniform crime reports o Behavior based criticisms The police may not necessarily make reports on everything that is reported The police do not necessarily respond to every call that is made Not everyone reports the crime that they see Of crime the police are aware of 4% are found by the police 96% are from the public
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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course SOC 210 taught by Professor Tatum during the Fall '07 term at Calvin.

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