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Comparisons between survey estimates of crime and crimes recorded by the police: the UK position

Hough, Mike and Norris, P. (2009) Comparisons between survey estimates of crime and crimes recorded by the police: the UK position. In: Robert, P. (ed.) Comparing Crime Data In Europe: Official Crime Statistics and Survey Based Data. Brussels, Belgium: ASP: Academic & Scientific Publishers, pp. 103-126. ISBN 9789054875895.

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Abstract

Book synopsis: The second half of the 20th century has witnessed a watershed in the systematic study of crime. Until then, crime estimates were locked up in an administrative monopoly: the only available figures resulted from counting the activities of various criminal justice agencies. By contrast, from then on, alternative measurement methods were developed based on general population surveys, which severed the crime estimates’ dependency on the operation of the police or the courts. However, widening the range of the tools used for measuring crime will only be fruitful if their consideration proceeds beyond mere juxtaposition, towards genuine comparison. This volume accounts for the comparisons performed in a number of European countries between official criminal statistics and victimisation surveys.

Item Type: Book Section
School or Research Centre: Birkbeck Schools and Research Centres > School of Law
Depositing User: Administrator
Date Deposited: 05 Jul 2011 10:30
Last Modified: 17 Apr 2013 12:21
URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/3783

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