Chapter 2: The Nature and Extent of Crime Scenario
What if your state decided to implement a law that makes it a crime to possess a firearm? What do you think would be the effect on robberies, assaults, and rapes? What would be the effect on possible crime prevention? Weigh the possibility of committing a crime with a firearm against preventing a crime with a firearm. Which one is more likely? (my state is Louisiana if that helps)
Chapter 2: The Nature and Extent Class Discussion/Activity
What are the shortcomings of the UCR? What advantages does NIBRS have compared to the UCR?
Chapter 2: The Nature and Extent of Crime Media Tool
Watch the video “What is the National Crime Victimization Survey?” about the NVS atJanet Lauritsen (1 of 3): What is the National Crime Victimization Survey?Links to an external site.
- In this interview, Janet Lauritsen, Ph.D., professor of criminology and criminal justice at the University of Missouri—St. Louis, explains the survey data collection process, the process for coding the different types of crime reported during the survey interviews, and the special types of crimes that the survey measures, such as series victimization.
Discussion: What methods does the survey use to collect data? How is that different from the UCR? What special types of crimes are included in the NCVS?
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