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NCJ Number: 43861 Find in a Library
Title: HOW CONSISTENT ARE PEOPLE IN THEIR READINESS TO REPORT AN OFFENSE TO THE POLICE?
Journal: SCHRIFTENREIHE DER POLIZEI-FUEHRUNGSAKADEMIE  Volume:4  Issue:2  Dated:(1977)  Pages:59-69
Author(s): J KUERZINGER
Corporate Author: Walter Rau Verlag
United States of America
Date Published: 1977
Page Count: 11
Sponsoring Agency: Walter Rau Verlag
4000 Dusseldorf 1, Germany United
Type: Statistics
Format: Article
Language: German
Country: West Germany (Former)
Annotation: REPORTED CRIME SEEMS TO REPRESENT LESS THE REALITY OF ACTUALLY COMMITTED OFFENSES THAN A VALUATION OF CRIMINAL ACTIVITIES IN SOCIETY.
Abstract: ACCORDING TO ALL AVAILABLE STUDIES, ONLY A SMALL PORTION OF ALL OFFENSES COMMITTED IS REPORTED TO THE POLICE (ABOUT 90 PERCENT ARE REPORTED BY THE INJURED PARTIES THEMSELVES). THE AUTHOR CONCENTRATES ON THE PERSONALITY OF THE INFORMER AND ON HIS ATTITUDE TOWARDS CRIMINALITY, THE POLICE, AND THE COMPLAINT. IMPORTANT ELEMENTS INFLUENCING THE READINESS OF PEOPLE TO REPORT OFFENSES ARE, AMONG OTHERS, THE VOLUME AND THE STRUCTURE OF THE CRIMINALITY HAVING COME TO THEIR KNOWLEDGE. (AUTHOR ABSTRACT MODIFIED). -- IN GERMAN.
Index Term(s): Crime Statistics; Offense statistics; Unreported crimes; Victimization
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