10.3 Notes - Murder Forcible rape Robbery Aggravated...

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II. Crime and Imprisonment a. Definition of a crime i. Behavior that violates a societies legal code ii. Not all deviance is crime iii. Some crimes may not see deviant because they are so common iv. Example: exceeding speed limits; most gambling b. Crime in America i. Sources of evidence 1. FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting Program (UCR) a. Monthly reports from police on reported crimes b. Primary focus on 8 offenses:
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Unformatted text preview: Murder Forcible rape Robbery Aggravated assault Burglary Larceny Grand theft auto Arson 2. National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) a. annual survey of those 12 or older b. details of crimes come from victims (nothing on murder) c. why bother with a survey? i. A dramai\tic under-reportig of crime ii. About 36% are reported...
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This note was uploaded on 10/13/2008 for the course SOCI 1101 taught by Professor Beck during the Fall '08 term at University of Georgia Athens.

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