SOC 2760 Chapter Notes - Chapter 2: Homicide, Voluntary Manslaughter, Justifiable Homicide

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Feasibility study on crime comparisons between canada and the united states. Comparisons of crime rate occur without giving attention to the barriers (differences between national data sources) Many crimes are not reported, data underestimates crime. Police reported data: the uniform crime reporting surveys. Each incident categorized according to the most serious offence. Canadian: collects offence and charge data on 106 offences. More offences to choose from as the most serious (less serious offences under reported to the survey) Prostitution related offences, drug violations, and impaired driving are driven by level of police enforcement, arrests and charges resemble the actual number of reported offences. American: collects 8 offences and arrest data for 21 offences. Provides more detail on each incident than aggregate surveys. Expand number of offences for which data are captured. American: collects offence and arrest data on 46 offences and arrest data on 11 offences.

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