Exam 2 Study Guide - Public Policy and Health Exam Two...

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Public Policy and Health Exam Two Criminal Justice- Chapter 4 Q. What are the ways and means to measure crime and the accuracy of the measurements? A. A way to measure crime is by classifying a crime as a violent crime or a property crime. A violent crime would be things such as murders and rapes, where as a property crime would be things such as burglary and auto theft. The accuracy of these measurements of crime is not too accurate because many people do not report crimes to the police. Q. What is the “broken window” concept? Why is it relevant? A. The “Broken Window,” is what the concept that if you arrest people for every little things, not only will you scoop up people who have committed more serious crimes, but you will also send a message that crime will not be tolerated. It was very effective when used in NYC, so it is a good way to deter criminals from committing crimes. Q. What is plea bargaining? Why is it relevant? A. Plea bargaining is when criminals agree to testify as guilty to less serious charges, rather than go to court and fight more serious charges. Plea bargaining is good for criminals because if they have very serious charges against them, they can accept a bargain and plead
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