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How does “a crime” become a “crime statistic”?


This video looks at the social construction of crime statistics in terms of how “committed crime” becomes “recorded crime”. Students are introduced to a range of issues, from reporting and under-reporting, through crime awareness and victimisation to the recording and non-recording of crimes.


Key concepts covered in this video:


• Crime Statistics

• Recorded crime

• Under-reporting

• Unreported crime

• Unrecorded crime

• Complaint referrals

• Dark figure of crime




















Crime Statistics and

the Dark Figure

Crime Channel: Social Distribution

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