Criminal Justice

posted by .

What are the possible causes of the large disparity between official sources of crime statistics and the results of these other statistics projects?

  • Criminal Justice -

    Which other statistics projects?

  • Criminal Justice -

    comparing and contrasting the official sources of crime statistics with more unofficial sources: For example, compare the Uniform Crime Reports (UCR) data with self-report surveys or prisoner interviews.

  • Criminal Justice -

    Thanks for clarifying your question. Would you expect the data from self-report surveys or prisoner interviews to be accurate? Isn't it in people's self-interest to often shade the truth for such interviews and surveys?

  • Criminal Justice -

    I would say surveys

  • Criminal Justice -

    Both prisoner interviews and self-report surveys encourage shading the truth.

Respond to this Question

First Name
School Subject
Your Answer

Similar Questions

  1. criminal justice

    how crime statistics may be manipulated? Why does this matter?
  2. Criminal Justice

    Ciminal Justice Question: A police officer takes an official report of a crime that is later shown to not have occurred. Accorrding to UCR regulations, this crime is ont considered to A) have not occured B) have been cleared by exceptional …
  3. CRJS 105

    Please answer the following questions and requirements to write your 4–6-page paper. As you answer each question, you must provide support or evidence that will enhance and empirically prove your answers. Academic criminal justice …
  4. Criminal Justice

    Write a 700 to 1000 word paper in which you explain comonents of the criminal justice system and the criminal justice process. In your paper, be sure to include the definition of crime, it's relationship to the law, and the government …
  5. criminal Justice

    Write a 700 to 1000 word paper in which you explain comonents of the criminal justice system and the criminal justice process. In your paper, be sure to include the definition of crime, it's relationship to the law, and the government …
  6. Criminal Justice

    Could someone please help me with this question?
  7. Criminal Justice

    •Select a city, town, or municipality and examine trends in criminal activity over the last 3 years. Analyze reported crime statistics for major/minor offense categories such as murder, robbery, rape, and create a table of the results. …
  8. Justice system

    1. The majority of historical and scholarly evidence suggests that poverty: A. and crime tend to increase at the same time. B. may serve to perpetuate crime but is not a major cause of crime. C. and crime are totally unrelated. D. …
  9. Criminal Justice/Report Writing

    Which of the following is one of the reasons the Uniform Crime Reporting Program __________ in 1982?
  10. Criminal Justice

    White-collar crime became a focus in the American criminal justice system in which century?

More Similar Questions