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Unformatted text preview: three reasons for this. Most Crimes Go Unreported The actual crime rate is nearly three times higher that the reported crime rate. Most Crime Data Are Biased It does not concentrate on upper-class crime. Most Crimes Go Undetected The largest group of criminals is, in fact, those that go undetected by the criminal justice system . Self-report studies reveal that nearly 100 percent of Americans have committed crimes. "The typical criminal is not the typical criminal at all, but rather the one who typically gets arrested, prosecuted, and convicted" (1989:127)....
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