SY3 - Measurement of crime

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Drawn from records kept by police. Published by HomeOffice every 6 months. Quantitative + gathered by police recordings of crime.
Official statistics
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Surveys which ask people which crimes they have committed. Anonymous and asked in schools and colleges
Self-report studies
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Surveys every 2 years. what crimes people have been victims of
Victimisation surveys
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Example of victimisation survey in response to BCS
Islington crime survey
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Victimisation survey example - survey / phone call - only sent to homeowners
British crime survey
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Functionalist who likes official statistics
Durkheim
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Feminist against official statistics
Smart
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Realists who like measurement of crime
Lea and Young
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police use discretion (interactionist)
Becker
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Issues such as police statistics and discretion affect police ---------- of crime
Recording
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some people do not -------------- crime
report
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Surveys which ask people which crimes they have committed. Anonymous and asked in schools and colleges

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Self-report studies

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Surveys every 2 years. what crimes people have been victims of

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Card 4

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Example of victimisation survey in response to BCS

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Card 5

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Victimisation survey example - survey / phone call - only sent to homeowners

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