Measuring crime & deviance: official stastics

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1. What factors show the role of the police in the recording of crimes?

  • Seriousness of crime, social status of victim not high enough, Classifying crimes by officers affects seriousness, Discreation only 10% offenses uncovered chance of arrest based on demeanour polite/rude, Promotions & realtionships -not friends
  • Seriousness of crime, social status of victim not high enough, Classifying crimes by officers affects seriousness, Discreation only 10% offenses uncovered chance of arrest based on demeanour polite/rude, Promotions & realtionships -comradeship
  • Seriousness of crime, social status of criminal not low enough, Classifying crimes by officers affects seriousness, Discreation only 10% offenses uncovered chance of arrest based on demeanour polite/rude, Promotions & realtionships -comradeship
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2. 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

3. 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

4. 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

5. What is the role of the government in the recording of crime?

  • Crime changes over time, law changes to reflect cultural changes & influence of powerful groups, crime across time could be due to law changes not crime changes, eg cannabis appears to decline but less arrests as public dont care
  • Crime changes over time, law changes to reflect cultural changes & influence of powerful groups, crime across time could be due to law changes not crime changes, eg cannabis is declining but less arrests as public dont care
  • Crime changes over time, law changes to reflect cultural changes & influence of powerful groups, crime across time could be due to law changes not crime changes, eg cannabis appears to decline but less arrests as media dont care

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