Flashcards in Chapter 6 Deck (10):
_____-______ - approach to measuring crime in which you ask people directly about their involvement in criminal activities
Self-reports was first used on ________ in the 1950s.
Self-reports was first used on juveniles in the _____s.
Self-reports have been used widely throughout the ___th and ___st century.
Self reports are based on the assumption that _________ are the best source of information about the prevalence of ________ __________
Self-reports help narrow down the “_____ _______” gap
What type of behaviors do self-reports collect?
(1) drug and alcohol use
(2) employee theft and other types of white collar crimes
(3) domestic violence
(4) income tax evasion
(5) sex offending
How is data collected in a way that ensures anonymity?
-have group settings
-questions are written in a vague way
How can anonymity in self-reports be a double-edged sword?
the more vague about criminal behavior the more difficult it is to assume the person answering is talking about criminal behavior