Comparative Criminal Justice Systems. CRIME, TRANSNATIONAL CRIME, AND JUSTICE CHAPTER TWO Reichel. Questions. Why measure crime and compare crime data ? What do comparative criminoligists study? What do comparative criminal justice scholars study?.
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CRIME, TRANSNATIONAL CRIME, AND JUSTICE
Why measure crime
and compare crime data ?
What do comparative criminoligists study?
What do comparative criminal justice
Variation in crime rates (crime as a social phenomenon) must first be established before behavioral explanations (crime as social behavior) are offered.
Citizens fail to report many crimes because of:
Countries fail to report crime because:
Determining what is a crime versus what is legal
Crime survey results cannot be used to rank countries, they are appropriate for assessing the direction of change in crime.
In other words, they are useful
for identifying trends over time.
Does the availability of guns influence a country’s violent crime rate?
Why would homicide rates be a reliable indicator of that crime across countries whereas many crimes are not comparable indicators ?
It is difficult to define transnational crime, however, it normally includes the reliance of several individuals and groups in many countries working together to complete the crime. It often has an organized component, i.e., transnational organized crime.
Why should we care about
What is the general response toward transnational crime - both in the U.S. and in other countries?