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Module 2 Crime and Deviance 8 Specification Area(s): Measuring Crime and the fear of crime; Criminal statistics, self-report and victim surveys You will need: Kirby et al (“Sociology in Perspective”) p. 319 -322 Total Marks: 25 1. Briefly explain why can we cannot be sure that any apparent increase in crime is a real increase in crime (1) 2. Outline two reasons why any theory of crime based on official crime statistics will have problems of validity (3) 3. What is a “moral panic” (1`) and how might it contribute to an apparent increase in crime (1) 4. Briefly explain why the British Crime Surveys are: a. More / less reliable than official crime statistics (1) b. More / less valid than official crime statistics (1) 5. Summarise the key points from the 1998 British Crime Survey (2) 6. Define the term “victim survey” (1) and explain why it might produce a more-valid picture of crime (2) 7. Identify and explain any two major problems with victim studies (3) 8. Using an example to illustrate your answer, briefly explain the term
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This note was uploaded on 01/02/2012 for the course SOC 201 taught by Professor Ambersmith during the Fall '09 term at N.C. State.

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