Crime and its consequences . By: Brandon Motley and Keely Holloway. Chapter Objective 1. Social Definition- is a behavior that violates the norms of society-or, more simply, antisocial behavior.
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By: Brandon Motley and Keely Holloway
Legal Definition- an intentional violation of the criminal law or penal code, committed without defense or excuse and penalized by the state.
1. Among the reasons why crime and delinquency statistics are unreliable are the following:
C. Not all crimes are reported to the police
- NCVS: a source of crime statistics based on interviews in which respondents are asked whether they have been victims of any of the FBI’s index offenses (except murder, non-negligent manslaughter, and arson) or other crimes during the past 6 months. If they have, they are asked to provide information about the experience.
Furthermore, although the study included only “street crimes” and “domestic crime,” it expanded on the crime categories and information included in the NCVS by (1) including crimes committed against people under the age of 12, (2) using better information on domestic violence and sexual assault (3) more fully accounting for repeat victimizations and (4) including child abuse and drunk driving.
The study estimated that the annual tangible cost of personal and property crime-included medical costs, lost earnings, and public program costs related to victim assistance- were $105 billion, or more than $400 per U.S. Resident. When the Tangible cost of pain, suffering, and reduced quality of life were added, the annual cost increased to an estimated $450 billion, or about $1,800 per
Violent Crime (including drunk driving and arson) accounted for $426 billion of the total, while property crime accounted for the remaining $24 billion. The study found that violence against children accounted for more than 20% of all tangible costs and more than 35% of all costs (including pain, suffering, and reduced quality of life).
Overall, crime in the U.S. has raised over the past decade. The costs of crime rises gradually each and everyday and raises due to the crime rate rising. Also, overall, the pain, suffering, and reduced quality of life tangible costs makes up about 90% of the costs of crime in the United States of America.
Those whose income is less than $20,000 often fear of crime more due to the fact they may live in down homes or in rough neighborhoods. Most that makes this low are not able to afford expensive homes and have to worry about the crime rates around town.
46% worry about their homes being burglarized due to them not being home. This is fairly common, where when they aren’t home, it is easier for anyone to just break in and steal anything they like. All it takes is a bust through the glass and they can get what they need while family is at work.
43% worry about having their car stolen or broken into because its gotten a lot easier now to just break into a car and steal anything. Nowadays, a lot of people have learned the tricks of the trade to hot wire vehicles when people are away from the car. This is bad, but it is has caused a high percentage to worry of being burglarized.
37% worry about walking alone at night within a mile of where they live. This is common with females who worry and have the fear of being rape late at night when their by there self. It happens so much anymore, especially in rough neighborhoods or around towns that have people who make incomes less than $20,000 a year.
According to data form the 2005 and 2007 NCVS, the most likely victims of personal violent crimes are multiracial. Young(12-24 years old)