Objective: Demonstrate a working knowledge of repeat victimization and situational explanations.

How much criminal victimization is there in society? The data in this area is simply frightening. No matter which approach a researcher takes when he or she tackles this question, certain systematic problem has the potential to hamper those measurement efforts.

  • From your reading this week and through additional research in google Scholar or Ohio Link, Prepare to write a 2-page paper about the issues of repeat victimization and situational explanations of crime.
    • You will want to get a copy of the most recent uniform Crime reports published by the Federal Bureau of investigation. Construct a profile of crime in your State and compare it to the nation as a whole.
    • Describe major data sources for measuring crime
    • Discuss how this information can be used.
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