If the only reason to pull someone over depends on his or her race, this causes a discriminatory impact. Police departments begun to review data on stops and change police officers behaviors, arguments and attitudes towards the leading of stereotype based discriminatory treatment. (Racial profiling, 2012) This researcher frowns much upon racial profiling but with surveys conducted every day on who is likely to commit a crime, and what age, and what sex, and what minority group then people tend to lean towards these surveys proving that race is a huge part of crime involvement. In conclusion, criminal profiling works as an investigative tool to help solve crimes. Criminal profiling has come a long way and still needs a lot of improvement.
In assessing the question “Are official statistics a reliable source of information about crime in Britain?” several factors will be considered: including how the statistics are collected, the divide between males and females in crime statistics, the over representation of ethnic minorities and any problems in looking at the true extent of crime using statistics as an indicator for this. In the United Kingdom statistics are produced by the Home Office, the first crime statistics were published in 1976, and contained crimes recorded by the police. Today these statistics are published annually. These statistics make up the British Crime Survey, which measures the amount of crime in England and Wales by asking people about crimes they have experienced in the last year. The British Crime Survey also includes crimes which are not reported to the police, therefore is an important alternative to police records and provides criminologists, the police, the courts, the media and anyone else who has an interest with the statistics, two different types of data: Firstly trends on crime over time chartered, Details are compiled from offenders who are eventually found guilty or cautioned; details gathered include sex and the age of the offender.
This will show what time of year, which season, if it is hot or cold, if it is near a holiday, etc… that the crime rates increase or decrease. It will also give law enforcement agencies and the FBI an idea of where the bigger crimes occur more often. When a murder is heard about, most people think that it will be in a larger “high crime” kind of city like Chicago, but many times smaller, rural towns are just as likely to have high crimes as well. The state
Crime Data Comparison Crime Data Comparison For the purpose of researching crime data statistics, two different metropolitan areas in the United States, Knoxville Tennessee and Inglewood California are used to compare the aggravated assault statistics for each area. Knoxville Tennessee and Inglewood California are both in the population range of 100,000 to 249,000 (The Federal Bureau of Investigation, 2010). The results include the number of aggravated assault charges reported for each year from 2000 to 2012. Each metropolitan area reports different aggravated assault rates. The difference in aggravated assault rates is the result of many factors that affect each metropolitan area in Tennessee and California differently.
Government agencies use these reports to document crime and do further research on crime in the nation. After a few years of reporting with the first program created, the UCR or Uniform Crime Reporting Program, another program had evolved from that having the FBI designated to coordinate the latest program, NIBRS or the Nation Incident Based Reporting System. With the UCR you could not differentiate between misdemeanor and felony crimes, so the NIBRS was created to gather more in depth and detailed crime data. The NIBRS collects detailed data on every single crime occurrence. Along with those programs came the NCVS or National Crime Victimization Survey, this survey is a self-reporting survey which victims report their own incidents.
Criminal Justice Trends Evaluation Honey Adams CJA/394 September 3, 2012 Christopher Marco Criminal Justice Trends Evaluation Over the last few decades and more, the trends of the criminal justice field have varied significantly. Many of these past trends continue throughout the present and future. The way of policing has made substantial changes since its beginning. Whether or not these changes are considered positive for the good or negative for the bad can depend on a great deal of research and education. Technology is a major contributing factor to this dilemma.
He believes the higher rates of crime in urban areas are due to a decline of family and social networks which are increasing the amount of young people that are involved in criminal. Bruce’s idea of societalisation can be applied to the causes of increased crime as the ‘death of close knit communities’ has led to more criminal activity among young people. On the other hand, Matza would argue that due to the fact we all share the same subterranean values young people cannot be the main reason for increased crime in urban areas, others just happen to use techniques of neutralisation in order to justify their
Cultural Diversity in Criminal Justice Paper page one Glenderlyn Henderson Cultural Diversity in Criminal Justice Paper Final Exam Axia University of Phoenix Cultural Diversity in Criminal Justice Paper page two During many years and decades, the sentencing roles that played an important part in reducing increased levels of incarceration focused on evidence, offender solutions that include how to help the offender be a repeater of crimes and ways to access diverse programs to alleviate working jobs for those offenders. This paper will provide many approaches to a better sentencing structure of the Justice System. For instance,
How far would some sociologists agree that statistics of police recorded crime exaggerate crime levels among some ethnic groups? Crime is an illegal act which happens every day by many different types of people in forms of theft, assault, murder etc. Statistics were created by the government to give them an overall view of the crime rates within the country/area, the “official statistics” help the police and government to solve these crimes. An Ethnic group is a group of people with a certain type of ethnicity for example – Black, White, Asian etc. Official statistics show that a large number of ethnic minorities are more likely to be in prison and are also more involved in recorded crime, than a white person in comparison to their
Another problem could be gang related violence that has led to this increase in violence that would also have an effect on Newham’s neighbouring boroughs. This high increase of recorded gun crime could cause the government to change social policy. Such action could be taken as a change in legislation for tougher sentencing if you are caught in possession of a fire arm and Police undertaking more stop and searches on the public to try and find weapons. More