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Comparative Justice Systems

1. How does the United States use the various crime data sources that are available?

2. How is crime data used in various other countries?

3. To what extent can one country rely on crime data from other nations? How can crime data sources be reliable given the processes by which the data are collected?

4. What aspects of the criminal justice system in the United States or other countries may be attributed to crime data reports?

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1. How does the United States use the various crime data sources that are available?
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2. How is crime data used in various other countries?
Crime data is used in various other countries in several ways. In some countries, where the performance evaluation of police stations or its chief officers in done on the basis o crime data; Further, additional police officers are posted in areas where the crime data shows higher levels of crime or there is an increase of crimes. Electronic surveillance is increased based on crime data. Further, crime data is used for improving the posting of officers, for use of appropriate equipment, and for determining the level of patrolling. The extent to which one country can depend on crime data collected and used in another country depends on several factors. First, the appropriateness of the data collected to the situation in the country. Second, the ...

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