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Pros and Cons of National Crime Victimization Survey

One of the most criticized criminal surveys within the criminal justice field is that of the National Crime Victimization Survey. Just as any other tool within the industry, the survey has pros and cons in regards to criminal justice research. Define and discuss how the National Crime Victimization Survey is conducted and what have been some of the major criticisms of these surveys. Additionally, provide two benefits of victim surveys in criminal justice research.

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As society becomes more educated, it's more important than ever to maintain data as it relates to criminal activities. Criminologists use this data to implement policies that assist law enforcement agencies and communities in their pursuit of reducing criminal threats. Local, state, and federal agencies have implemented data bases and surveys to collect this vital data. One way in which criminal data is collected is through the National Crime Victimization Survey or NCVS. Below, we'll discuss how the NCVS survey is conducted and what have been some of the major criticisms of these surveys. In addition, I'll provide two benefits of victim surveys in criminal justice research.

The purpose of the NCVS survey is to bypass underreporting ...

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As society becomes more educated, it's more important than ever to maintain data as it relates to criminal activities. Criminologists use this data to implement policies that assist law enforcement agencies and communities in their pursuit of reducing criminal threats. Local, state, and federal agencies have implemented data bases and surveys to collect this vital data....

445 word essay with reference

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