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CCJS 105 Quiz Study Guide: Chapters 1-3 Chapter 1: Official Records (arrests, calls to police) Validity- Measures accuracy Reliability- Measures consistency UCR - Uniform Crime Reports: -PART I: Serious Crimes: Homicide, Rape, Burglary, Aggravated Assault, Robbery, Arson, Larceny, Motor Vehicle Theft -PART II: Other Crimes (which need arrest to be reported to FBI): Kidnapping, Simple Assault, etc. Limitations: geography/location, clerical errors, hierarchy rule (single criminal events get reported as only one crime) Self Reports (victimization surveys etc.) Dark figure- not reported (ppl lie to avoid punishment and/or fabricate truth) Telescoping- remember behavior, don’t remember WHEN it occurred) NCVS: survey of American households to determine national victimizations -limitations: doesn’t question children, domestic violence, excludes ppl without households Chapter 2: Correlate: relationship determined statistically, not causational Age: have policy impact 17-25 demographic, elderly less likely to commit crime
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This note was uploaded on 02/08/2011 for the course CCJS 105 taught by Professor Mcgoin during the Spring '08 term at Maryland.

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