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The measurement of crime [electronic resource] : victim reporting and police recording / Shannan M. Catalano.

By: Catalano, Shannan M.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Criminal justice (LFB Scholarly Publishing LLC): Publisher: New York : LFB Scholarly Pub. LLC, 2006Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 216 p.) : ill.ISBN: 9781593322557 (electronic bk.); 1593322550 (electronic bk.); 1593321554 (alk. paper); 9781593321550.Subject(s): Victims of crimes surveys -- United States | Criminal statistics -- United States | Victims of crimes -- United States -- Statistics | National crime victimization survey report | Uniform crime reports (Washington, D.C.) | POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- Social Services & Welfare | POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- Social SecurityGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Measurement of crime.DDC classification: 362.88072/7 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Victim reporting and police recording -- The two measures of crime. The uniform crime reports. The national crime victimization survey. NCVS and UCR comparability. Counting and definitions between the NCVS and UCR -- Explaining the convergence. Changes in policing. Changes in population characteristics. Changes in the perception of crime. Changes in methodological design. Methodological change in the UCR. Methodological change in the NCVS -- Potential factors contributing to convergence. Disaggregated NCVS measures. Dependent variables. Explanatory variables. Demographic variables. Social attitudes. Design changes -- Hypotheses and analysis. Hypotheses. Analytic strategy. Stage one analysis. Stage two analysis -- The NCVS and UCR convergence. Summary of findings. Limitations and future research. Conclusion.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 205-213) and index.

Victim reporting and police recording -- The two measures of crime. The uniform crime reports. The national crime victimization survey. NCVS and UCR comparability. Counting and definitions between the NCVS and UCR -- Explaining the convergence. Changes in policing. Changes in population characteristics. Changes in the perception of crime. Changes in methodological design. Methodological change in the UCR. Methodological change in the NCVS -- Potential factors contributing to convergence. Disaggregated NCVS measures. Dependent variables. Explanatory variables. Demographic variables. Social attitudes. Design changes -- Hypotheses and analysis. Hypotheses. Analytic strategy. Stage one analysis. Stage two analysis -- The NCVS and UCR convergence. Summary of findings. Limitations and future research. Conclusion.

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