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Measuring Crime through Criminal Justice Research - Chapter Summary
This informative chapter covers some of the different ways crime can be measured using criminal justice research. Our lessons cover topics including different crime measurement programs and how self-reported surveys can be used to collect crime data. Our multiple-choice quizzes make excellent tools to help you prepare for a test or feel confident moving ahead in the chapter. You're welcome to access these learning materials 24 hours a day on your mobile device or computer for completely flexible study. After completing this chapter, you should be able to:
- Name some criminal justice research organizations
- Discuss the pros and cons of the FBI Uniform Crime Report
- Detail the history of crime measurement programs
- Explain how self-report and victim surveys can be used to track data
1. Criminal Justice Research Organizations
This lesson will explore criminal justice research organizations - how they are developed, what they research, and why their research is vital to us. It will discuss the history of government-funded research, private and non-profit organizations, think tanks, and how the research is used.
2. FBI Uniform Crime Report: Definition, Pros & Cons
In this lesson, we'll look at the FBI Uniform Crime Report in depth and gain an understanding of what kinds of information are included in the report. You'll also learn the pros and cons of the FBI Uniform Crime Report.
3. Crime Measurement Programs: History & Nature
Watch this lesson to learn about how crime is measured in the United States. Examine the two main sources of criminal statistics and discover what each source of information can reveal.
4. Using Victim & Self-Report Surveys for Crime Data
Victim and self-report surveys provide more detailed representations of crime rates, victim and offender demographics, as well as the situations in which crimes occur, like time of the day and location. This data clarifies the pervasiveness of crime.
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Other chapters within the Criminal Justice 104: Introduction to Criminology course
- Intro to Criminology
- Crime Categories, Characteristics & Elements
- Crime Patterns & Trends
- Victimization in Criminal Justice
- Rational Choice & Trait Theories in Criminology
- Social Structure & Social Process Theories in Criminology
- Social Conflict Theories & Restorative Justice
- Developmental Theories of Crime
- Overview of Violent Crime
- Types of Murder
- Types of Sex Crimes
- Basics of Property Crime
- Economic & Public Order Crimes
- Crimes of Moral Turpitude
- Political Crime & Terrorism
- Understanding Cyber Crime
- American Criminal Justice Systems
- Law Enforcement in America
- Punishment & Corrections
- Studying for Criminal Justice 104