Ways of Measuring Crime- Self- Report Studdies

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Self -report studies use questionnaires or interviews to collect information about individuals and ask them to admit to crimes they have committed aswell as the number of times. They are also asked about their social characteristics.

Examples: Grahem and Bowling's study in Birmigham:

The sample was of 2,400(14-25 year olds) and they were asked to self report to a list of 23 offences which included property, violent crimes and drug offences


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