Chapter_Two_Primary_Sources_of_Crime_Data[1]

Chapter_Two_Primary_Sources_of_Crime_Data[1] - 8/21/11

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Click to edit Master subtitle style 8/21/11 Primary and Secondary Sources  of Crime Data Summer B 2011
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8/21/11 Official Record Research Criminologists use the records of government  agencies such as police departments, prisons and  courts.  Official record data can be used to examine crime  rates and trends.   The most important crime record data are  collected from local law enforcement agencies by 
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8/21/11 The Uniform Crime Report The FBIs UCR is the best known and mist widely  cited source of official criminal statistics.  Its major unit of analysis involves index crimes,  or Part I crimes: murder and nonnegligent  manslaughter, forcible rape, robbery, aggravated  assault, burglary, larceny, arson, and motor  vehicle theft.  
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Compiling the Uniform Crime Report The UCR uses three methods to express crime  data: 1. The number of crimes reported to the police and  arrests made are expressed as raw figures. 2. Crime rates per 100,000 people are computed.  The number of reported crimes over the total  US population times 100,000. 3.
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This note was uploaded on 08/21/2011 for the course SYP 3520 taught by Professor Blumenstein during the Spring '11 term at University of Central Florida.

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Chapter_Two_Primary_Sources_of_Crime_Data[1] - 8/21/11

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