People may feel that they con not report crimes like rape because it is uncomfortable to talk to the police about it. If research showed this then police could be trained to deal with victims in a more caring manner. My hypothesis I expect to find that the official crime statistics in my area do not reflect the actual crime rate. I expect this because it is obvious that not all crime is reported to the police. Many people do not report crime that they feel is too petty and where they cannot gain anything from reporting it (e.g.
Crime statistics can be inaccurate and not useful due to; the high quantities of unreported crime, imbalances of how crimes are reported over time and crime obscured within authorities. However, despite the inconsistencies crime statistics has, it remains existent to aid the criminal justice system due to its efficiency. Unreported crimes for e.g. sexual assault and domestic abuse cases are underrepresented due to the lack of offenders reported. On the institutional aspect, many criticize that crime statistics cannot be reliable due to discretion and leniency towards violations by police officers and white collar corporations.
Since it so challenging to correctly define, the three broad categories of malfeasance, misfeasance, and nonfeasance ... ... middle of paper ... ...e punishments. An article in the Criminal Justice Review states that “controlling police corruption is difficult, if not impossible (Vito 153).” This is because typically the only people who know that these crimes are going on are the other police officers within a department. Police officers generally fail to report their colleagues and therefore much of this deviance goes unnoticed. Works Cited O'Connor, T.R. "Police Deviance and Ethics."
There are arguments appear that some people oppose that the statistical methods used for incidence of crime measurement. The police recorded crimes are not a valid measurement since many crimes are not observed by police on time. Hence, it is considered ineffective. Most of the crimes are being manipulated, recorded incorrectly or sometimes not even reported to the police. Thus, the number of crimes that happened is greatly
These play into each other because if police officers were charged more for crimes they commit, then the belief that police officers are almost always innocent would fade away. I believe that both of these are negative for their own
For example, in the UCR, the law enforcement departments differ in how to categorize some crimes; consequently, the statistics aren’t accurate—similar crimes can fall into just one category. Also, agencies can make errors while reporting this data. In the NCVS, one of the disadvantages is overreporting. For instances, citizens take advantage to report cases that aren’t considered crimes and are more personal problems that don 't require legal intervention or many victims report the same crime with different settings/experience—considering that they were in the same place and time when the crime occurred. Another problem is the inability to record personal crime activity of the interviewed because this is a victim survey.
The accuracy and reliability of criminal statistics is something that has been of great discussion through criminology for decades. Whilst some believe that crime statistics are a misuse of time and resources, others believe that there is some use for them within the criminological community. The inaccuracies of criminal statistics are highlighted in abundance within academic articles and research, many of which highlight the main source as the dark figure of crime. Many also suggest other inconsistencies within official statistics to be influenced by law enforcement agencies and society. But whilst there is much research to suggest that criminal statistics are unreliable and of no use, there are some that suggest that this may not be entirely
Between gangs, youth and WWC/CV (white collar crime/corporate violence), criminologists have their hands full with analyzing the behavior of individuals. When punishments outweigh the benefit of criminal activity, most crimes are never actually committed. But if the threat of punishment is too weak, or ineffective then proper action is usually avoided and a crime gets committed. Criminologists search for a way to make connections by associating these theories with new cases reported each year. One problem is the discretion of police and the lack of crimes actually reported to police.
I would have to say that reducing community violence would be a major issue, because the lack of community policing. Community policing, from the beginning of time has always been the tradition. However, it’s declined. According to Alfred, community policing without a clear focus on crime risk factors generally shows no effect on crime. As, I stated previously, there is a shortage with police officers, this effect, the police agencies ability to hire more police officers to reduce crime in the community.
The police, from that moment on, are not allowed to suggest that he or she reconsider (ncpa.org). Because of this, many people feel that this has had a harmful affect on law enforcement. Police have found that is much more difficult to get a confession. According to the National Center for Policy Analysis (NCPA), the fraction of suspects questioned who confessed dropped from 49% to 14% in New York and from 48% to 29% in Pittsburg. With fewer confessions, police also found that it is much more difficult to solve crimes.