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1

_____-______ - approach to measuring crime in which you ask people directly about their involvement in criminal activities 

Self-report

2

Self-reports was first used on ________ in the 1950s.

juveniles

3

Self-reports was first used on juveniles in the _____s.

1950s

4

Self-reports have been used widely throughout the ___th and ___st century.

20th
21st

5

Self reports are based on the assumption that _________ are the best source of information about the prevalence of ________ __________

offenders
criminal behavior

6

Self-reports help narrow down the “_____ _______” gap

dark figure

7

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 

8

How is data collected in a way that ensures anonymity?

-have group settings 
-questions are written in a vague way

9

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 

10

Results from _____-_______ show that crime is more prevalent than results from UCR data.

Self-Reports

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