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c-17 - EXAMPLES Perception • Increased Police Activities...

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UNIFORM CRIME REPORTS Crimes Known to the Police Crime Rate = Number of Reported Crimes / by US Population * 100,000 To Understand Problems with UCR’s, one must Understand the Process by Which Crimes Become Known to the Police... A. Crimes that Survive Process are not Likely to be Representative B. None of the Steps Involve a Random Process —Systematic Bias at each Stage C. Losses due to Selective Processing not Constant over Time
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Unformatted text preview: EXAMPLES : Perception : • Increased Police Activities • Crime Prevention Campaigns • Private Security Definition : • Changing Attitudes about Property Rights, Violence Reporting : • Fear of Crime • Changes in Insurance Policies • Recording • Increased Professionalism • Changes in Data and Information Management...
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