CRIM 101 Chapter Notes - Chapter 4-5: General Social Survey, Phishing, Cybercrime

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Chapter 4 summary: understanding crime in canada: an introduction to criminology. Crime that is not reported to the police. 2/3 crime is not reported to the police (estimated by gss) if not reported it is not reflected in the ucr based solely on crime reports. Once crime is reported to the police, it goes through a process of assessment, classification and recording. Police decision-making about hoe to proceed may be influenced by a variety of factors, including the relationship between the offenders and the victim, the policing style of individual officer. If not recorded by police then it is not reflected in the ucr. If the police are engaged in proactive policing, where they have more patrols and actively search out crimes, there may be a higher likelihood or an act being detected and defined as criminal. The ucr is based solely on crime that are recorded by the police.

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