SOC 1500 Lecture Notes - Lecture 2: Prohibition In The United States, General Social Survey, Iceberg

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Empirical means to systematically collect data, its a very deep approach. Criminologists focus on measuring and understanding the nature and crime in society how crime effect people, in what ways, who is targeted, and surveys . primary methods of measuring crime: of cial statistics . Stats or data that are collected from of cial agencies. Primary reports come from police and they share that info through the federal govt. To do this they are required by law to submit mothy reports through and agency called ucr uniform crime reporting system. It puts crime into three categories, homicide, property crime, and other crimes. Not all personal details get submitted, just to see trends across. Ucr2 includes the data on the victims and accused which helps govt and police in decind what is best to do for each crime. They are reported as absolute numbers: 516 homicides in canada , Crime rate= # of reported crimes dived by total population x100,000.

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