TAMU SOCI 304 - Ways to measure UCD (3 pages)

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Ways to measure UCD


Lecture number:
3
Pages:
3
Type:
Lecture Note
School:
Texas A&M University
Course:
Soci 304 - Criminology
Edition:
1

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Soci 304 1nd Edition Lecture 3 Outline of Last Lecture I Self help and UCD Outline of Current Lecture II National Incident based Reporting system NIBRS III Victimization data IV Self Report Studies V Other sources Current Lecture Types of way to measure and collect Official Crime Data UCD National Incident based reporting system a new program that will require local police agencies to provide a brief account of each incident and arrest within 22 crime patterns including incident victim and offender information Doesn t completely solve them but it helps Detailed source of date and addresses limitations Ask relationship between offender and victim which is important to know Additional characteristic of offenders and information on the victim Includes white collar crimes hate crimes 17 states are using this The idea is that there will be more uniformity in the way crimes are tracked nationally and also improve the accuracy Victimization Data National crime victim survey NCVS Violent crime rates by gender Males are involved in crime more Since the 1990 s there was a narrowing in that trend Used this data since the 1970 s Yields information on crime and victim characteristics Such as time of day setting gender race and income The relationship between victim and offender Gets into crime that isn t reported Calls people to get a general sample Gives information on victim characteristics Much more crime is being reported with the NCVS 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 Occurs every 6 months ask people over age 12 it s a random sample of U S population approximate sample size of 80 000 people response rates are 94 95 meaning most people are willing to share information Costs a lot of money but it is the confident way to collect crime data Strengths Yields a greater accurate estimates of number of crimes in the U S Offender characteristic and the way the



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