sept 2 - Criminology September 2, 2008 See handout Figure...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Criminology September 2, 2008 See handout Figure 3.1: The Uniform Crime Reports Crime as informal social control - Self-help---“…refers to the expression of a grievance by unilateral aggression. It is thus distinguishable from social control through third parties such as police officers or judges and from avoidance behavior such as desertion and divorce (Black 1983: 28, fn2) - Crime=self help. Crime is used to express a grievance - Relationship between law (formal social control) and self-help (informal social control): 4 patterns to specify this relationship (pg 26-27): When law is less available self-help should be more likely Official data - Bureau of justice statistics www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs - Federal Bureau of Investigation: UCR stats (uniform crime report) www.fbi.gov/ucr/ucr.htm - Police data: Uniform crime reports Collected by the FBI since early 1930s Reporting of crimes known to and recorded by the nation’s police, many aren’t reported 17,000 police departments Major unit of analysis: Index Crimes or Part I Crimes (definitions) Violent Offenses Homicide Forcible rape Robbery Aggravated assault Property crimes Burglary Larceny-theft Motor vehicle theft Arson See Part II Offenses Simple assaults, fraud, etc. -
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Page1 / 3

sept 2 - Criminology September 2, 2008 See handout Figure...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 2. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online