Intro to Criminal Justice 1003 with Martin Schwartz
Lecture 4 / 09 September 2013
Attendance WAS taken today.
Political Definition of Crime
No white collar or corporate crime is in the Index Crimes
But half of the criminal justice system’s business is with drugs.
The Dark Side of Crime
Is there a way to find out how many crimes are NOT reported?
o National Crime Victimization Survey
76,000 households with 135,300 people over the age of 12 are
surveyed ever 6 months on whether or not they were the victim of
a crime, and if so, what kind of crime.
Homicide is not included, because you can not say someone killed
There is generally twice as much crime found out this way than the
Uniform Crime Report.
50% of serious crime is reported to the police such as: rape or
Less than 40% of property crimes is reported.
Crime rates showed a drop from 2000 to 20009, but have been
slowly increasing since then.
o Self-Report Survey
This uncovers an enormous amount of crime. This is never administered outside of a school or in a country
where school drop out rates are high.
EVERYONE does some crime, such as drugs, DUI, shoplifting, or
Uniform Crime Rate vs. National Crime Victimization Survey vs. Self-Report
The ‘Dark Side” of crime is very high.
It is not about criminals vs. non-criminals, it is criminals vs. less criminal.
A man’s daughter was raped on a college campus while she was attended school.
He was unaware that such a thing could happen in college.
This act now requires all campuses to report crime statistics to the federal
government AND post it online.
The act was made so that high school seniors could see the crime rates for
colleges and pick the one they want.
Things that must be reported under the Cleary