Inconsistent reporting methods Only counts the most serious crime during an

Inconsistent reporting methods only counts the most

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Inconsistent reporting methods Only counts the most serious crime during an incident Gets reported only on the amount of victims Definitions of crime change over time Victimization Surveys? The actual crime might be overreported, ppl might exxagerate or interpret a crime where no crime occured Recall bias, might forget parts of it No info on victimless crimes Self-Report Surveys? Ppl can exaggerate Social desirability bias, might be nervous to disclose the crime you’re committing Crime rate? # of reported “x” crimes ________________________ x 100,000 = Total population 598 __________ x 100,000 = 1.7 out of 100k 34,467,848 Correlates of crime Correlation does not mean causation Age, sex, gender, ethnicity, and social class - correlates of crime, but not causes Static factors - cannot be changed, like sex, ethnicity Dynamic factors - can be changed, can move neighborhoods, etc Age and Crime Age is one of the strongest correlates of criminal behaviour. Criminal activity is associated more with youth than any other stage of life. Also more likely to be victims
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Those between the ages of 15 and 24 years are 15 times more likely to be victims of crime than other groups. Sex and Crime The strongest predictor of crime Males account for 77% of adults accused of criminal offenses Males account for 90% of all homicide and 98% of all charges for sexual assault Lower female criminality due to: (?) Cultural factors - girls socialized to obey rules Role expectations - boys display masculinity by taking risks Reluctance to arrest and prosecute women There has been a rise in numbers of women charged with criminal activity. Why? Feminization of poverty: more divorce, single mothers with children. Writing bad checks, theft, property crime, prostitution Sex and Victimization Is this surprising? Why little difference?
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