The Mismeasure of Crime

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 12/1/2010
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications, Inc
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This book addresses the measurement of crime both historically and cross-nationally. It examines the strengths and weaknesses of each data source, the fundamental issues surrounding their accuracy, and the applications of these data in theoretical and policy research.

Table of Contents

The History of Measuring Crime
Official Crime Data
Self-Reporting Studies
Victimization Surveys
Crime Patterns, Evaluating Crime Policies and Criminological Theories
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