Measuring crime & deviance: official stastics

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1. What is the estimate of how many crimes make it through the reporting proccess

  • For every 100 crimes commited, only 47 reported to police, 27 recorded by police, only 5 cleared up in form of caution/conviction
  • For every 100 crimes commited, only 47 reported to police, 37 recorded by police, only 20 cleared up in form of caution/conviction
  • For every 1000 crimes commited, only 47 reported to police, 27 recorded by police, only 5 cleared up in form of caution/conviction
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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 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

4. When & where do we get official stastics from?

  • Records kept by the police - published every 12 months
  • Records kept by the police - published every 6 months
  • Records kept by the courts - published every 6 months

5. What is the dark figure?

  • Unrecorded/unreported crime, not recognised by victim as crime, not detected by police, highlighted by CSEW - few crimes reported to them not police, gap practically gone
  • Unrecorded/unreported crime, not recognised by victim as crime, not detected by police, highlighted by CSEW - many crimes reported to them not police, gap closing
  • Unrecorded/unreported crime, not recognised by victim as crime, not detected by police, highlighted by CSEW - many crimes reported to them not police, gap widening

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