Crit Issues chapters 1,2,3,9,19
Visions Chapters 1,3,22-23
Plus Lecture Material
60 Questions T/F Mulitple Choice
Uniform Crime Report
- provides nationwide crime data based on
”crimes known to police” and police arrests in 20 crime categories made by almost
17,000 city, county, and state law enforcement agencies.
Total arrest made is calculated
and divided into two parts.
Part 1: murder rape etc
Part 2- Narcotics and weapons
The national crime victimization survey
tries to get a true picture of what official
documentation is missing, best for victims.
They disclose to the extent to which specific
crimes are not reported to the police and the reasons they give for not reporting them.
3.Hierarchy rule is all about-
where multiple crimes are committed in a single incident
only the most serious crime is reported to the UCR.
Know diff between part1 crime and part2 crime
Part 1 Crime is –Murder, rape,
robbery, aggrevated assault, burguraly, theft over $200, Auto theft and Arson. Part 1
don’t have to have an arrest or identify a suspect.
Narcotics, weapons. Is only accounted if a person has been arrested and
What is meant by unit of analysis when it comes to measuring crime?
What is the unit of analysis? (Victims, people we catch)
Why are we measuring it?
(Accountability, research, trends, etc.)
How effective are these crime measuring devices?
Inconsistency in data
(Underreporting), Clerical and Data processing problems ( both under and
over reporting), Usually accidental but agencies can manipulate for funding.