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Axia College Material Appendix B Statistics UCR and Self-Report Data Complete the matrix below. To complete this matrix, list two pros and two cons of Uniform Crime Report (UCR) data and two pros and two cons of self-report data. Statistical Information Pros Cons Official Information: Uniform Crime Report (UCR) An official document that is used by agencies to determine the crime rates within their areas. The report is broke down into groups, types, races , sexes, and age. This report does not report on the crimes that have not been reported. This report does not show the actual number of crimes because so many crimes are never reported. Unofficial Information: Self-Report Data Is research done by interviewing individuals to find out the types of crimes they have committed. The person conducting the
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Unformatted text preview: research can gather more detailed information beyond what is gathered by the UCR. The problem with self-reporting is that people will only admit to the smallest of the crimes they have committed because they are trying to protect themselves. CJS 240 Web Resources Identify one Web resource of official information and one Web resource of unofficial information about the occurrence of delinquency in the United States. Copy and paste the URL addresses into the spaces provided. Official Information URL of Web site: http://www.icpsr.umich.edu Name of Web site: National Archive of Criminal Justice Data Unofficial Information URL of Web site: http://www.ncjrs.gov Name of Web site: National Criminal Justice Reference Service CJS 240...
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This note was uploaded on 08/01/2011 for the course CJS 240 taught by Professor All during the Spring '09 term at University of Phoenix.

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