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Is Crime Rising or Falling? A Comparison of Police-Recorded Crime and Victimization Surveys

Methods of Criminology and Criminal Justice Research

ISBN: 978-1-78769-866-6, eISBN: 978-1-78769-865-9

ISSN: 1521-6136

Publication date: 26 August 2019

Abstract

Originality – There is much public and academic discourse about different sources of crime measurement yet infrequent analysis of the precise similarities and differences between the methods. This chapter offers a new perspective on long-term trends and highlights an issue of much contemporaneous concern: rising violent crime.

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Ariel, B. and Bland, M. (2019), "Is Crime Rising or Falling? A Comparison of Police-Recorded Crime and Victimization Surveys", Deflem, M. and Silva, D.M.D. (Ed.) Methods of Criminology and Criminal Justice Research (Sociology of Crime, Law and Deviance, Vol. 24), Emerald Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 7-31. https://doi.org/10.1108/S1521-613620190000024004

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