Chapter_One_Lecture_The_Criminological_Enterprise

Chapter_One_Lecture_The_Criminological_Enterprise - 8/15/11

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Click to edit Master subtitle style 8/15/11 Chapter One: The Criminological  Enterprise and Views of Crime Summer B 2011
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8/15/11 What Criminologists Do Because criminologists have been trained in  diverse fields, including sociology, criminal  justice, political science, psychology, economics,  and the natural sciences, criminology is today an  interdisciplinary science.  As a result subareas are contained within the  broader area of criminology and make up the  criminological enterprise
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8/15/11 Criminal Statistics and Research  Methodology Those criminologists who devote themselves to  criminal statistics and research methodology  engage in a number of different tasks including: Devising accurate methods of collecting crime data Using these tested methods to measure the amount and  trends of criminal activity Using valid crime data to determine who commits crime  and where it occurs.  Measuring the effect of social policy and social trends on  crime rate changes.
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8/15/11 Law and Society
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