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ETSU - SOC 3310 - Class Notes - Week 3

School: East Tennessee State University
Department: Sociology
Course: Criminology
Term: Fall 2016
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Name: SOCI 3310 Criminology Chapter 3 Vocab
Description: Chapter 3 vocabulary
Uploaded: 09/19/2016
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background image SOCI 3310­904 Criminology Ch. 3 Terms Key Terms chronic offenders: a small number of offenders who commit a disproportionate amount of 
serious crime and delinquency and who persist in their criminality.
climatological: as used in discussing the patterning of crime, refers to the variation of crime 
rates with climate and seasons of the year.
criminal careers: the continuation of criminal behavior past adolescence and young adulthood. incidence: the average number of offenses per person in the time period under examination. international comparisons: cross­national comparisons of crime rates. measurement: in criminology, the determination of the frequency of criminal behavior and of 
the characteristics of offenders and victims.
National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS): an annual survey of criminal victimization 
sponsored by the U.S. Department of Justice.
patterning: the social distribution of criminal behavior according to certain characteristics of 
locations and of individuals.
prevalence: the proportion of respondents who have committed a particular offense at least 
once in the time period under study.
property crime: theft and other crime committed against property. seasonal: of or relating to the seasons of the year; some crime rates vary from season to 
season and are thus said to be seasonal.
self­report studies: surveys in which respondents are asked to report about criminal offenses 
they have committed.
subculture of violence: a set of attitudes, said to characterize poor urban communities, that 
approves the use of violence to deal with interpersonal problems and disputes.
underreporting: the failure of crime victims to report crimes they have suffered or of 
respondents in self­report surveys to report crimes they have committed.
Uniform Crime Reports (UCR): the FBI's annual compilation of crime statistics. victimization: the suffering of a crime. violent crime: interpersonal violence, especially homicide, rape, assault, and robbery. 

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School: East Tennessee State University
Department: Sociology
Course: Criminology
Term: Fall 2016
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Description: Chapter 3 vocabulary
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