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B. "The Nation's Two Crime Measures," U. S. Department of Justice 1. How does the FBI produce the UCR? IN what ways is the reliability of the UCR subject to question? 2. How does the NCVS complement the UCR program? 3. What are the four differences between the UCR and the NCVS? 4. What are the strengths and weaknesses of the two programs? C. "Crime Decline in Context," by Richard Rosenfeld 1. How has the crime rate changed in the last two decades? How do the changes vary across population groups? 2. How did changing urban drug markets affect the homicide rate. How have changes in marriage affected homicide rates? 3. In what ways has the criminal justice system contributed to the decline in crime? 4. What the relationship between employment and crime? How do the ideas of "dislocation," collective efficacy," and "code of the streets," help us to better understand crime patterns? D. “On Being Sane in Insane Places,” by David Rosenhan
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1. The reading suggests that mental illness may be as much a creation of the psychiatric community as it is of the patient's behavior; that insanity may not be as real as psychiatrists want us to believe? Explain.
2. How did the diagnoses of pseudopatients show how psychiatrists unintentionally distort the facts to fit peoples' behaviors/attitudes into preconceived and discrete categories of mental illness?

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