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CHAPTER 7 NOTES: CRIME’S AFTERMATH – THE CONSEQUENCES OF CRIMINAL EVENTS

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Department
Criminology
Course
CRIM 101
Professor
Barry Cartwright
Semester
Fall

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CHAPTER 7 NOTES CRIMES AFTERMATHTHE CONSEQUENCES OF CRIMINAL EVENTSTHE AFTERMATH OF CRIMEA BRIEF REFRESHERPrecursorscircumstances that lead up to a criminal eventTransactionswhat happened where it happened when it happened who was involvedAftermathhow do victims respond How do offenders respond if theyre caught convicted and punished How does the general public react to crime What are the actual costs of crimeANALYZING THE COSTS OF CRIMEthe real costs of crime can be difficult to measure accuratelydirect financial losses money or property stolen are easiest to evaluateHow do you place a value on the pain caused by a minor injury or by the fear of further victimizationIf somebody moves to different neighborhood purchases automobile tracking system or burglar alarm system after being victimized should these be included in costs of crimeVICTIMS OF VIOLENCEOne of the main ways we find out about the cost of crime is though victimization surveysaccording to the most recent GSS 25 of all violent incidents resulted in some form of physical injuryonly about 10 of victims of violence sought medical care for their injuriesROBBERY35 of robbery victims reported difficulties in carrying out their main activities ie traumatized during work school etc39 said they were affected for period of between two days and a week16 said their main activities had been disrupted for over two weeksHOUSEHOLD VICTIMIZATIONincludes break and enter theft of household property automobile theft etc63 of all reported losses were less than 500 per incident42 were less than 100 after victims received compensation from insurance companyTHEFT OF PERSONAL PROPERTYhaving credit cards money jewelry stolen while in shopping malls commercial buildings etc42 involved outof pocket expenses of less than 100ROUGH ESTIMATESAnnual cost of crime in Canada estimated to be around 57 billion46 billion attributed primarily to health issues lost wages and insurance
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