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Learning Objectives

After reading this chapter, you should be able to:

  1. Define street crime.

  2. Differentiate corporate crime from white-collar crime.

  3. Discuss why street crime receives more attention than corporate and white-collar crime.

  4. Provide some motivations for violent crime.

  5. Describe the type of property crime the criminal justice system most successfully measures.

  6. List some behaviors that fit into the category of offenses against the public order.

  7. Explain what the Uniform Crime Reports are.

  8. Use the hierarchy rule to differentiate the Uniform Crime Reports from the National Incident-based Reporting System.

  9. Compare and contrast the National Crime Victimization Survey and self-report studies.

  10. Talk about how the perception of crime differs from the incidence of crime.

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