Measuring crime and criminality

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What are the three main sources of crime data?
Police recorded crime, national crime surveys and local crime surveys.
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What are police recorded crime statistics used for?
Crime pattern analysis
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Why can the Crime Survey for England and Wales be useful?
Show the gap between (un)/reported crime, assessment of public attitudes, assessment of crime prevention effects, experiences of victims, assessment of theories.
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What is a disadvantage of the police recorded statistics?
Some things may not being reported and even if it is reported then it might not get recorded by the police.
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What are the disadvantages of the Crime Survey for England and Wales?
household survey so misses some people out, excludes businesses, cannot include murder and victimless crimes, ineffective at uncovering 'hidden crimes'
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What are some examples of local victimisation surveys?
Merseyside crime survey (1984), Islington crime survey, International Crime Victim Survey, Leicester hate crime project.
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What are police recorded crime statistics used for?

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