Lec002_studnotes - Characterization of Crime and Justice in...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–8. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Characterization of Crime and Justice in the United States (Review) = crime; public policy; cj as dicipline Types of crimes = general; specific types Theoretical frameworks (why some are defined ‘criminal’ others not)
Background image of page 1

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

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
I. How much crime is there? =compared to other countries? =overall: victimizations had declined, crime rates have tapered off (violent, property crimes)
Background image of page 2
II. Sources of crime data 1) Uniform Crime Reports collected by the FBI reported by about approx 16,000 city, county & state law enforcement agencies (policing 97% of population) crimes reported to the police
Background image of page 3

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

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
-Limitations of the UCR: a). crimes "known to the police" - Estimated 50% not reported - “dark figure of crime” b). influenced by where the police are deployed c). More info. On part I offenses, not much information on part II d) nature of counting crimes - “hierarchy rule”
Background image of page 4
2). National Crime Victimization Surveys (NCVS) (1972) victimization patterns in the U.S. survey of 49,000 households (national probability sample) Ask about index offenses (same as in UCR) No homicide or arson people interviewed 2x a year, on victimization 6 months prior to interview **GAP between UCR AND NCVS - More reported in NCVS *50% of violent *2/3 more for other crimes
Background image of page 5

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

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
3) National Incident-based reporting systems (NIBRS) more comprehensive than the UCR covers more offenses more complete detail about the incident, victims, offenders not widely used yet
Background image of page 6
III. Criminal Behavior
Background image of page 7

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

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Image of page 8
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Page1 / 16

Lec002_studnotes - Characterization of Crime and Justice in...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 8. Sign up to view the full document.

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