Learning Objectives

After finishing this chapter, you should be able to:

2.1 Identify how crime is measured in the United States.

2.2 Summarize the many issues that make counting crime difficult.

2.3 Identify and criticize the major sources of national crime data in the United States.

2.4 Review the advantages and disadvantages of each source of national crime data used to measure crime in the United States.

2.5 Summarize the nature and extent of violent, property, and white-collar crime in the United States.

2.6 Identify the difficulties inherent in recognizing and measuring cybercrime, terrorism, and white-collar crime.

2.7 Demonstrate an understanding of criminological theories used to explain crime and criminality.