TAMU SOCI 304 - Self Help and Official data (2 pages)

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Self help, official crime data


Lecture number:
2
Pages:
2
Type:
Lecture Note
School:
Texas A&M University
Course:
Soci 304 - Criminology
Edition:
1

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Soci 304 1nd Edition Lecture 2 Outline of Last Lecture I Defining crime Outline of Current Lecture II Donald Black self help theory III Uniform Crime statistics IV Major unit of analysis V Uniform Crime data VI Numbers vs Rates Current Lecture Victimization data Ask people if they have been a victim of a crime Qualitative data people study how crime works how we understand crime Donald Black crime is a form is a form of self help The idea that people use self help to protect themselves Adolescence are most likely to use this because they have fewer legal options so they are more likely to turn to self help People with similar social status will resolve their grievances through legal options Official data uniform crime report data Gathering reports from police all over the country Homicide robbery rape motor vehicle and other part one offenses Bureau of Justice stats part 1 offenses Information of hate crime violent and corrections Federal Bureau of Invest FBI crimes over time Part 2 offenses Police data Uniform Crime stats Collected by the FBI Crimes that make it to the level of the police report are also recorded by the FBI Gives us a way to track crime over regions South vs North Also tracks crime over time Crimes that hit level of police department are tracked give us a way to track crimes over time Major unit of analysis These notes represent a detailed interpretation of the professor s lecture GradeBuddy is best used as a supplement to your own notes not as a substitute Part 1 crime or index crime serious and frequent crime in society Includes Homicide rape robbery aggravated assault burglary Larceny theft vehicle theft and arson o Violent crime of part 1 crimes homicide forcible rape robbery and aggravated assault o Aggravated assault is the attack of one person upon another to inflict injury used by a weapon Part 2 crimes fraud robbery conflict type of crimes Recorded also by the FBI since 1830 o Notice that simple assaults are excluded because they are part



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