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SOCI 3310 Criminology Chapter 3 Vocab

by: Haley Bullock

SOCI 3310 Criminology Chapter 3 Vocab SOCI 3310

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Date Created: 09/19/16
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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