Lecture Notes - g. irregular Findings: We are all...

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Lecture Notes for SYG1000 Crime Type I Type II Violent White Collar Homicide Organized Rape State Assault Victimless Robbery Hate Property Burglary Auto Theft Larceny Arson Crime Rate = Crimes reported to or detected by the police/100,000 pop. Crime Measurement 1. Official: Police Depts. → FBI Crime Rate = Crimes reported to or detected by the police/100,000 pop. a. + annual figures b. + extensive geographical coverage c. – official statistics of crime are “social constructs” d. – biased attention (“street crime”) e. + trends 2. Self-reports on Deviance (SRD’s) a. Conducted by Academics b. + Coverage of some street crimes c. + Coverage of petty-white collar d. + coverage of some vices e. + coverage of crimes not reported to police f. – limited to “captive audiences” as sample subjects
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Unformatted text preview: g. irregular Findings: We are all deviant/criminals. 3. Victimization Surveys (VSs) Department of Justice a. + representative sample of US pop. b. + regular (15 months) c. + coverage of serious offenses (Type I) d. + show reasons for d.i. why people do report to the police d.ii. why people do not report to the police Findings: There is at least twice the # of crimes reported. Crime Measurement Measure Focus Dark Area 1. Official Crime Rate (OCR) Offenses Type II Crimes Not Reported Crimes Not Detected 2. Self-Reports on Deviance (SRDs) Offenders Violent Type I White Collar Organized, State and Hate Crimes; Some Vices 3. Victimization Surveys (VSs) Victims Homicide, Arson Type II...
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