Flashcards in Chapter 4 Deck (20)
what does you Ucr stand for
Uniform crime reporting system
What does the UCR system do
UCR is designed to generate reliable crime sister sticks for use in all aspects of law-enforcement
How does the UCR work?
You using a standardized system by which police report crying and by following the uniform crime reporting manual also standard definition has been adopted for all offenses
The difference between aggregate survey and the UCR is
Number of reported offences
Number of offenses cleared of charges
Number of adults charged
Number of youth charged
Gender of individuals charged
Murder rate of 2.0 means
Two people per hundred thousand population murdered per year in Canada
Common criticisms of the UCR
There's an unknown amount of time it is not reported to the police
In a single series of criminal actions reported to the police or the most serious crime unit is included in the UCR
The overall crime totals misrepresent the crime rate in a given year
There are problems with the way the UCR records criminal incidents for some crimes
Who is responsible for the collections and reporting of crime?
Canadian Center for Justice statistics
Purpose of the victimization survey
The surveys are conducted an attempt to gain more information about the volume type and rate of crime
What is a general social survey
The random survey conducted on a 1 hundred thousand Canadians age 15 or older
What are for benefits that the victimization survey has over the UCR?
Provide an estimate of unrecorded crime
Identify why victims do not report
Impact of crime on victims
Identify the population at risk
What can the information obtained by self reporting surveys be used for?
The information can be used to measure attitudes towards the criminal offences and examine the relationship between crime in certain social variables such as family relations income and educational achievement
Who are most self reporting surveys focused on?
Most self reporting surveys are focused on youth and drug offenders
Three categories of crime?
Violent crime: crimes that involve physical force or threat of physical force
Other sexual offenses
Property crime: unlawful actionswith the entrance to game propertydo not involve the use of threat of violence
Possession of stolen goods
Other crime: every other criminal act that does not fit into the violent or property crime category
What is the most common violent crime. The lease common
Most common : asSalt level one
Least common; homicide
Serious property crime?
Who moves often commit violent crimes
Mills and young adults
What is the most common location of violent crime?
Who has a higher rate of personal theft male or female?
Most common reasons people do not report crime
Best deal with outside the criminal justice system
A crime that the police could do nothing about
Retribution or did not want to be a rat