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Chapter 2 1. What are the three major ways of measuring delinquency? 2. What is an official statistic? What are some examples of official statistics? What is the most commonly used official statistic? 3. What are the three “sections” of the Uniform Crime Reports (UCR)? 4. What are the two “parts” of the UCR called? What are the eight Part 1 offenses? 5. What are the two main advantages of the UCR? 6. Do arrest data underestimate the extent of most forms of delinquency? 7. What are the problems with arrest data? 8. What are the three main reasons most delinquent acts do not become known to the police? 9. What are the two main ways police can distort crime data? 10. What is the major advantage of self-report data? 11. How do we know that juveniles are telling the truth on self-report surveys (five methods)? 12. What are the problems with self-report surveys? 1
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13. What are the problems with victimization data? Chapter 3 1. What accounts for the discrepancy between arrest data and self-report data? 2. Who is most likely to be victimized? How are age, gender, race, and social class related to victimization? 3. According to arrest data, what is the trend in Part 1 violent and property crimes since 1995? 4.
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This note was uploaded on 02/19/2011 for the course SOC 421 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '08 term at Purdue University-West Lafayette.

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