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The Mismeasure of Crime

The Mismeasure of Crime

Second Edition

December 2010 | 280 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
This book addresses the measurement of crime both historically and cross-nationally. It examines the strengths and weaknesses of each data source, the fundamental issues surrounding their accuracy, and the applications of these data in theoretical and policy research.
1. Introduction: The Pervasiveness (and Limitations) of Measurement
2. The History of Measuring Crime
3. Official Crime Data
4. Self-Reporting Studies
5. Victimization Surveys
6. Crime Patterns, Evaluating Crime Policies, and Criminological Theories
About the Authors

Well rounded and easy to read.

Professor F. Gostjev
Sociology Criminal Just Dept, Bridgewater State Univ
August 26, 2015

Very easy to read and understand.

Dr Julie Nikanga
January 13, 2014

meets requirements of class

Ms Deborah Vaughan
Criminal justice, Southside Virginia Community College - Daniel
October 22, 2013

Class was not offered

Professor Drew Neal
Criminal Justice, Career Centers of Texas
April 16, 2013

An excellent book for students which looks at official data, self report, and victimization studies. How the collected data is analyzed and used, and how through human error crime can often be 'mismeasured'.

Miss Frances Jackson
Public Services, Peterborough Regional College
November 4, 2011

I'm only not adopting this text because it would be better suited to a Methods Course. It has great coverage of the issues and processes of data collection, analysis and interpretation. It puts first and foremost the requirement that students recognize that data is problematic and how to deal with issues of reliability and validity, where to find data and how to constructively explore the problematics of crime data and statistics.

Mr Andrew Timleck
Sociology Dept, McDaniel College
December 23, 2010

Clayton J. Mosher

Clayton Mosher received his Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Toronto, and is currently a Professor and Associate Chair in the Department of Sociology at Washington State University Vancouver. He is the author of several books and articles in the areas of inequality in criminal justice system processing, drugs and drug policies, and the impact of prison construction on employment. Besides co-authoring the Second Edition of Drugs and Drug Policy, he co-authored the Second Edition of The Mismeasure of Crime (SAGE, 2012) with Terance Miethe and Timothy Hart. More About Author

Terance D. Miethe

Terance Miethe received his Ph.D. in Sociology from Washington State University, and is currently a Professor of Criminal Justice at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas. He is the author of several books and research articles in the areas of criminal victimization, theories of crime, and criminal processing. More About Author

Timothy C. Hart

Timothy C. Hart is an Associate Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of Tampa. Tim earned his PhD in criminology and criminal justice from the University of South Florida; and in 1997, he was awarded a Presidential Management Fellowship with the Bureau of Justice Statistics at the US Department of Justice. He has also served as a program analyst for the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and as a research analyst for the Hillsborough County (Florida) Sheriff’s Office. Tim is also the former Statistical Analysis Centre (SAC) director for the state of Nevada. His areas of interest include survey research,... More About Author

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