To what extent to victimization surveys give a clear measurement of crime

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There is also a reluctance to report certain types of crime, such as, sexual offences this then makes the comparisons with the Police and Court figures impossible. Crime statistics can also be manipulated to reduce crime figures to give the appearance that a new offensive against crime is working or that a particular crime is being dealt with more efficiently, for example the decriminalization of cannabis, once decriminalized the figures would disappear from the statistics...
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For many types of crimes BME groups are more at risk than whites. Critique of British Crime Survey: Is sample representative? Only the public willing to report themselves as victims will appear on reports. Corporate/environmental crimes omitted. The finding shown from the Local British Crime Survey was that: Narrow their geographical focus More sensitive than national survey Greater success in revealing patterns of ?different victimisation' Key point Led to uncovering areas of hidden crime but victim surveys themselves not without their own methodological problems...
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The Use Of Crime As A Device In Crime And Punishment And A Doll’S House   Compare And Contrast The Concepts Of Natural Crime And Legal Crime   3 Types of Crime Measurement   Crime And Punishment: Is There Or Is There Not Such A Thing As Crime?   Regulatory Regimes For White Collar Crime &Amp; Corporate Crime.   Uniform Crime Data Report   A Descriptive Report on the Characteristics of Crime   A discussion of the usefulness of official crime statistics and other types of crime information.   Crime Report - Rape Law Reform   Official Statistics on crime are often likened to the ?§tip of an Iceberg??. Critically assess this assertion in light of the ?§dark figure?? of crime and any new forms of data that can provide a clearer picture of the true extent of crime.   Risk Factors of Crime and Victimization   To what extent to victimization surveys give a clear measurement of crime   White Collar Crime Vs. Street Crime   Why Might The Figures For Recorded Crime Underestimate The Actual Amount Of Crime That Takes Place?   crime report  
 
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