Learning Objectives

After finishing this chapter, you should be able to:

2.1 Identify how crime is measured in the United States.

2.2 Identify and criticize the FBI sources of national crime data in the United States.

2.3 Identify and criticize the Bureau of Justice Statistics national crime data in the United States.

2.4 Summarize the nature and extent of violent and property crime in the United States.

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

2.6 Distinguish how the fear of crime and actual risk of being victimized are often misinterpreted by the public.

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