ASSIGNMENT 2 CRIMINOLOGY REPORT.

Masters
Essay
Law
Pages 6 (1506 words)
Download 0
In determining program impact on the incidence of particular types of crimes, according to Davies et al 1998, obtaining quantitative data using an experimental or strong quasi-experimental design would seem the most fruitful method to use. Crime increased markedly in England and Wales throughout the years of a Conservative government (1979-1997) and discourses on crime both then and since has been dominated by the need for ever tougher and punitive sanctions (Simmons et al 2003, p…

Introduction

11). The British Crime Survey (BCS) estimated 2,708,000 violent incidents occurred against adults in England and Wales (Dodd et al 2004, p. 67), which, overall, is a decrease of 36% in crime since 1995 (p. 67). However, in 2004 BCS report also noted that violent crime has stabilized (p. 67)). The police recorded 1,109,017 violent incidents, which is a 12% increase since 2002/2003, partly attributed to the implementation of the NCRS (p. 67), increases in the reporting of crime by the general public, increases in police activity, and improvements in recording crime (p. 69)
For more than a quarter of a century, from 1969 to 1996, burglary and theft accounted consistently for about half of all recordable offences in England and Wales. The peak was reached in 1992 when they made up 52 percent of recorded crime. By 2004-5 the four types of theft accounted collectively 30% of all crime, according to British Crime Survey report (Home Office 2007).
During the time period under study, there was a steady increase in robberies with two peaks followed by sharp declines occurring in 1996 and ...
Download paper
Not exactly what you need?

Related papers

Criminology
This submission is based on the findings from the just described inquiry. Respectfully submitted, (Signature) (Name) A Report to the Attorney-General on the Introduction of Restorative Justice in the Superior Courts The current paradigm of the justice system is under immense pressure to showcase its effectiveness as it has been plagued by dilemmas and controversies that could derail public trust,…
Criminology
Discussion The key ideological disparity between positivist theorists and classical theorists is how the two categories differentiate how some individuals are increasingly more prone to crime than others. For instance, classical theorists believe that individuals engage in criminal acts entirely on their own will while positivist theorists assert that people commit crimes outside their free will…
criminology
Understanding criminology theories depend on the relationships made in formulating them and each theory differ from one situation to another. Therefore, social learning theory is one of the criminology theories that explain the way people develop their behaviors through socialization. This theory argues that “as social creatures, our behavior is a product of our environment,” thus…
(criminology)managing crime part 2 community safety
Under the 1998 Crime and Disorder Act, there are strategies are implemented for this purpose. Work is achieved with partnerships with several agencies, and other representatives of the business and voluntary communities and local groups. A crime audit is an essential part of this process (What is community safety? 2013). The primary objective of the Act is to “make provision for preventing crime…
Criminology
This makes the Crown Court the higher court of prime instance in criminal cases. Nevertheless, for some purposes, the Crown Court remains hierarchically ancillary to the High Court and Divisional Courts which fall under the High Court, on one hand. On the other hand, the Magistrates’ Court stands and operates as a lower court where all proceedings of criminal trials start from. Civil matters,…
Criminology
The labeling theory was developed from the interactionist perspective of criminology. Interactionists believe that a person does not become a criminal on their own. Interactionist theories "assume that everyone has the potential to violate the law and that criminality is not an innate human characteristic," according to Schamlleger (2005, p. 245). While social constraints are the primary cause of…
ASSIGNMENT 2 CRIMINOLOGY REPORT.
11). The British Crime Survey (BCS) estimated 2,708,000 violent incidents occurred against adults in England and Wales (Dodd et al 2004, p. 67), which, overall, is a decrease of 36% in crime since 1995 (p. 67). However, in 2004 BCS report also noted that violent crime has stabilized (p. 67). The police recorded 1,109,017 violent incidents, which is a 12% increase since 2002/2003, partly attributed…