Measuring crime & deviance: official stastics

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

  • 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
  • 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
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2. What else do the CSEW show?

  • Volume of crime should be higher, females & w/c males just as likely to commit as those included in crime statistics
  • Volume of crime should be higher, females & m/c males just as likely to commit as those included in crime stastics
  • Volume of crime should be lower, females & m/c males just as likely to commit as those included in crime stastics

3. What role do the media play in the reporting of crime?

  • Media provide examples of crimes - how victims know they are one - victims surveys, highten sensitivity towards certain crimes, sensiting public to crime worth reporting, change of portraty of domestic violence from family matter to crime
  • Media provide examples of crimes - how victims know they are one - victims surveys, highten sensitivity towards certain crimes, sensiting public to crime worth reporting, change of portraty of domestic violence from crime to family matter
  • Media provide examples of crimes - how victims know they are one - victims surveys, highten sensitivity towards certain crimes, sensiting public to crime worth reporting, change of portraty of female crime from confused to crime

4. Which Marxist criticises the OCS?

  • Box - OCS diverts attention away from m/c white collar & corporate, crimes by powerful not pursued as much as w/c, powerful's anti-social activities result in death/injury/theft for others but not defined as criminal as ruling class make laws
  • Box - OCS diverts attention away from u/c white collar & corporate, crimes by powerful not pursued as much as w/c, powerful's anti-social activities result in death/injury/theft for others but not defined as criminal as ruling class make laws
  • Box - OCS diverts attention away from m/c white collar & corporate, crimes by powerful not pursued as much as w/c, powerful's anti-social activities result in death/injury/theft for others but not defined as criminal as ruling class make arrests

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

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

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