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NCJ Number: 43463 Find in a Library
Title: CRIME CONTROL - THE URGE TOWARD AUTHORITY
Author(s): L TEPPERMAN
Date Published: 1977
Page Count: 264
Sponsoring Agency: McGraw-Hill Publishing Co
New York, NY 10020
Sale Source: McGraw-Hill Publishing Co
1221 Ave. of the Americas
New York, NY 10020
United States of America
Type: Statistics
Language: English
Country: Canada
Annotation: THIS STUDY PROVIDES A COLLECTION OF EXISTING INFORMATION ON CRIME IN CANADA AND ATTEMPTS TO TEST HYPOTHESES WITH THE USE OF HISTORICAL CRIME STATISTICS.
Abstract: THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM IN CANADA, THE 'VAST MACHINE', IS EXAMINED IN FORM AND OPERATION. FOLLOWING CHAPTERS DISCUSS THE 'CERTIFICATION' OF CRIME: POLICE ACTIVITY, JUDICIAL ACTIVITY, AND PUBLIC OPINION, AND A CHAPTER ON THE NONCERTIFICATION OF CRIME CONCERNS ORGANIZED CRIME. ALSO EXAMINED ARE CORRELATIONS BETWEEN CONVICTION RATES AND SOCIAL CLASS AND BETWEEN CONVICTION RATES AND PLACE OF BIRTH. FINAL CHAPTERS INTERPRET PAST TRENDS IN ORDER TO ASSESS THE FUTURE. REASONS FOR HISTORICAL CHANGES IN CONVICTION RATES BY AGE, SEX, AND URBAN OR RURAL RESIDENCE ARE CONSIDERED. IT IS NOTED THAT EVEN IF CONVICTION RATES REFLECT NOT MUCH MORE THAN CHANGES IN CERTIFICATION BEHAVIOR, IT SHOULD BE POSSIBLE TO PREDICT FUTURE CRIMINAL STATISTICS BY PROJECTING THE FUTURE OF CERTIFICATION PRACTICES. A BIBLIOGRAPHY IS INCLUDED.
Index Term(s): Canada; Crime prediction; Crime Statistics; Criminal justice evaluation; Criminal justice statistics; Future trends
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