Test 3 Criminology

Test 3 Criminology - 12/8/2007 4:15:00 PM Test 3 Thursday...

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08/12/2007 17:15:00 Test 3                                                                      Thursday November 8, 2007 -Murder/Homicide Finland school shooting o Rare because of low gun rate, violence rate Not unusual in the United States Crime clock o One murder 33.9 minutes o One violent crime 22.1 seconds o One forcible rape 5.8 minutes o One robbery 1.3 minutes o One aggravated assault 34.6 seconds o One crime index offense every 2.7 seconds Pie chart o Larceny theft 60% o Burglary 17.7% o Motor Vehicle Theft 10% o Murder .1% Bureau of Justice System o UCR (Uniform Crime Report)
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o Crime in the United States o Supplementary Homicide Reports Started by Alan Fox Convinced Federal government to start this to keep track of  homicides  o In 2005 16,692 murders- 5.6% times 100,000 o Victimization/Offender Age 18-24 victims 23.9% offenders 36.6% Gender: Male victims 76.5% offenders 88.8% Female victims 23.3% offenders 11.2% Race: White victims 50.9% offenders 45.8 Black victims 46.9% offenders 52.2% Other victims 2.1% offenders 2% -Who kills whom? Nature of social relationships that causes murder Victim/offender relationships People are afraid of being victimized by strangers, only a 18.9% of people are  killed by strangers o 1/3 of the time the relationship is undetermined between victim and  offender (35%) 62% of all homicides are cleared, if they aren’t cleared they cannot determine  the relationship o Baton Rouge PD has an 87% clearance rate 32% of victims are killed by an acquaintance, almost 1/3 Unknowns are the highest
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Routine activities invite crime -Circumstances Modal category: argument based is the most frequent cause of murders o Instrumental vs. expressive murders Instrumental : gain something like money Expressive : emotionally based murders People kill each other over almost anything o Murder for hire, revenge motivated Argument based killings on the decline, felony killing on the rise (killing  someone during a robbery) There is a category for gang related murders -Weapon Trends 2 nd  amendment vs. guns responsible for lethal violence Gun homicides by teens and young adults rose sharply beginning with the  mid 1980s o Hand guns most frequently used by murderers  o Rural vs. Urban murders with guns Rural communities: have guns everywhere, but not used that  much in murders, guns seen as tools. o
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