Ch 2 PPT - Trends in American Youth Crime Chapter 2...

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Trends in American Youth Crime Chapter 2
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Overview Accounting for Demography Asking the Right Questions Using Multiple Measures Youth Crime According to Self-Reports Summary of Self-Report Trends Youth Crime According to Official Data Development of the UCR
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Overview Youth Crime According to Official Data (cont.) Clearance Rates Arrests Arrest Rates Summary of Arrest Trends Youth Crime According to Victim Surveys Victimizations by Juveniles Conclusion
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Introduction Policymakers Do not pay close attention to juvenile justice research Have called for “toughness” despite lowered crime rates Chapter Attempts to Answer 2 Questions: How much juvenile crime is there today? How does the level of juvenile crime today compare with juvenile crime 20-30 years ago?
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Introduction Juvenile Justice Statistics Juvenile Crime: 1970 Permit detailed analysis: 1980s
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Accounting for Demography U.S. Population 33% increase from 1980 to 2007 Youth at Juvenile Age Fluctuated over recent decades Juvenile Delinquency If simply a numbers issue, we would expect juvenile crime to raise.
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Asking the Right Questions Traditionally Relied on Law Enforcement Data To Interpret Juvenile Crime: Many questions must be entertained Arrest rates v. crimes committed? Violent v. status offenses? Population growth rate?
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Using Multiple Measures No Measure is Perfect Example: Predicted “Bloodbath” in the 1990s Self-Reported Delinquency Advantages and Challenges Police Agency Data Most well-known method and most easily accessible
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Using Multiple Measures Victimization Surveys Advantages and Challenges
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Many Delinquent Acts are Unnoticed Victims fail to report half of all crimes. Self-Report Measures will not Replace
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Ch 2 PPT - Trends in American Youth Crime Chapter 2...

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