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CJ201 Notes Chapter 2 ▯ ▯ A. Questions to ask… 1. How is it that ofﬁcers or the system measure crime? 2. What types of crime are considered a certain category or type? 3. What is meaning of crime or category of crime? ▯ B. Issues of Criminal Justice 1. Factories that produce air pollution -smoke 2. White collar crime -crime of the wealthy and business crime 3. Saying no to health care - may produce issues involving emergency help ▯ C. Crime 1. Stealing cars - Mainly in larger groups of more than one person - 99% crimes by men - Over 3/4 of the time assault objects were used - Less than 1/4 of the time victims are hurt - 60% are reported that are tries - 90% reported are those that are accomplished - Over 35,000 completed/ attempted per year -Hume 2. Internet/ technological crimes - Cyber bully - Illegal downloads - Copyright material - Stealing/hacking ▯ ▯ ▯ ▯ ▯ ▯ D. What are the views to crime? 1. Census - The law is for the help and safety of everyone a. That in case of murder everyone gets equal justice no matter the wealth status of the individual 2. Interactionist - The laws created are meant for our partial safety but mainly to help those to sell a product to help the economy 3. Conﬂict - The law is made to keep the upper class people in power - Keep the lower classes underneath ▯ E. How is data found? 1. Anonymous quiz 2. Police reports -Advised but not required 3. Past references 4. Keeping an eye on the stats - Watching the public ▯ F. Two parts of crime 1. Part 1 - Murder, stealing, theft, assault 2. Part 2 - Every other crime but trafﬁc G. What is property crime? - Burglary, theft, and arson -Hume ▯ H. Why are crime data not steady? 1. The age group 2. unwealthy 3. the amounts actually told to the police ▯ ▯ ▯ ▯ ▯ I. When are there more crime????? -Hume 1. Warmer weather- Mainly in West and South 2. Men 3. lower class 4. Amongst younger generations ▯ ▯ ▯ ▯ J. UCR 1. ﬁling a report - Not everyone wants to - At the end of an ofﬁcers shift they don’t wanna ﬁll out paperwork - In the city all crime is ﬁled whereas in rural areas it may or may not be ﬁled ▯ ▯ K. What is NIBRS 1. NIBRS -National Incident Based Reporting system 2. 22 sections deﬁned as crimes ▯ L. What is “Self Report” 1. Anonymous poll 2. Shows the “dark ﬁgure of crime” -crimes that they have never been prosecuted for ▯ M. Cons of self report 1. No ofﬁcers submit crime data - “Is it a pattern?” -HUME -Is it the same way?? - Ask personal questions to them ▯ N. NCVS 1. Largest victim survey 2. By bureau of census & justice stats 3. Question location and how they were victimized - How and when 4. Detailed info -Regarding the attack or crime committed ▯ O. Why don’t people report crime? 1. Its a small crime so i’ll let it go -Stolen hat or gloves 2. The ofﬁcers didn't do anything last time so I don’t think they will this time - The crime was unsolved because of lack of evidence 3. Someone stole my boat but there’s drugs onboard - I don't want to get in trouble so I will deal with it ▯ ▯ P. Victims 1. Male gender mainly - Women are more household and emotional crimes - rape - abuse 2. lower class - in the moment crime (not planned too much) 3. public places - Shopping - amusement park ▯ ▯ Q. What is Victimless Crime? 1. Person is willing to do the crime -“porn” ▯ ▯
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