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The Mismeasure of Crime
Author: Clayton J. Mosher

ISBN: 9781412981811
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 280
Published: 22 November 2010
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2 x 1.3
Description:
Filled with real-world examples derived from media reports on crime trends and other sources, this updated Second Edition analyzes the specific errors that can occur in the three most common methods used to report crime-official crime data, self-report, and victimization studies. For each method, the authors examine strengths and weaknesses, the fundamental issues surrounding accuracy, and the method's application to theoretical and policy research. Throughout the book, the authors demonstrate the factors that underlie crime data and illustrate the fundamental links between theory, policy, and data measurement.

New To The Second Edition

New coverage includes an all-new section on crime mapping, as well as new material on web-based and e-mail surveys.

Coverage of recent developments on measuring crime includes new material on sexual assault on college campuses.

Chapter 6 includes expanded coverage of racial profiling.

Other important enhancements include increased discussion of sex offender registries and a new section and critique on the increasing use of "projected ...

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