Measuring crime & deviance: official stastics

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1. What factors make people more likely to report a crime

  • Work benefit to it eg compensation, have faith in police ability to get positive result
  • Personal benefit to it eg insurance, have faith in police ability to get positive result
  • Public benefit to it eg fame, have faith in police ability to get positive result
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2. Is the CSEW included?

  • Official stastics - data collected by police & courts, could be widedned to CSEW - collected by gov, criminal survey, ethics issues, different methodology
  • Official stastics - data collected by police & courts, could be widedned to CSEW - collected by gov, victim survey, different methodology, info on criminals
  • CSEW - data collected by police & courts, could be widedned to OCS - collected by gov, victim survey, different methodology

3. What shows the important role the police play in the recording of crime?

  • Across 10 years approx 40% of all crimes reported to police dont appear in official stats,
  • One year approx 40% of all crimes reported to police dont appear in official stats,
  • One year approx 60% of all crimes reported to police dont appear in official stats,

4. What do Left Realists think about the OCS and who are they?

  • Lea & Young - OCS correct, young w/c & African-Carribeans (depends on area) do commit more crime than other social groups despite moral panics, police stereotyping and judicial bias
  • Kinsey - OCS correct, young w/c & African-Carribeans (depends on area) do commit more crime than other social groups despite moral panics, police stereotyping and judicial bias
  • Carlen - OCS correct, young w/c & African-Carribeans (depends on area) do commit more crime than other social groups despite moral panics, police stereotyping and judicial bias

5. How do Marxism evaluate the OCS?

  • Capitalist state/those with power to collect & construct stastics manipulate public opinion, serves interests of ruling class, Ideological function criminalise youth, w/c, black people, divides w/c as conformists distracted away from class inequalit
  • Capitalist state/those with power to collect & construct stastics manipulate public opinion, serves interests of ruling class, Ideological function criminalise youth, w/c, black people, divides w/c as conformists distracted away from gende inequalit
  • Capitalist state/those with power to collect & construct stastics manipulate public opinion, serves interests of ruling class, Ideological function criminalise girls, w/c, black people, divides w/c as conformists distracted away from class inequalit

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