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Crime types & how to measure

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* For this discussion please define â??crime,â? then briefly describe the three major types of crimes, and finally how crime is measured.
* Is this effective? Does the way we define crime have any links to the measurement of crime?

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The expert examines crime types and how to measure. How effective it is is determined. The expert determines the way we define crimes have any links to the measurement of crime.

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Define crime:
A crime is a wrongdoing classified by the state or Congress as a felony or misdemeanor. A crime is an offence against a public law.

Three major types of crimes:
Crimes against people- murder and nonnegligent manslaughter, forcible rape, robbery, and aggravated assault

Crimes against property- burglary, larceny-theft, motor vehicle theft, and arson

Crimes against public order- at least one person has been arrested, or charged with the commission of the offense, or turned over to the court for prosecution (whether following arrest, court summons, or police notice).

How crime is measured:
The Uniform Crime Reports (UCR): This is computed by adding ...

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