Crime and Criminology

Criminal Justice

Quiz 5 :

Victim and Offender Characteristics

Quiz 5 :

Victim and Offender Characteristics

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Provide an outline of where different types of crimes take place.
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-Crime events, offenders and victims are unevenly distributed across space
-Police record data on where crimes take place
-2016 police data shows 70% of sexual assaults took place in a residential location
-For robbery, 16% occurred in a residential location compared to 84% in a community or other location
-Assaults frequently occur near railway stations/lines, highway intersections
-Break and enters are concentrated in residential areas

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What are the characteristics of crime victims?
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-Young (under 25 years)
-Male
-Over representation by Indigenous people
-Unemployed/low income earners
-Low socio-economic status

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In which crimes are women vastly over-represented as victims?
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Crimes of robbery are more likely to have an offender which is known by the victim than crimes of assault.
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Only a minority of offenders get caught and only a minority go to jail.
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Many victims are victimised repeatedly.Discuss explanations for repeat victimisation.Use examples to support your discussion.
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Many crimes are interclass and interracial, discuss why this is so.
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Discuss the characteristics of male and female offenders in Australia.
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Provide an account of why Indigenous people are overrepresented in the criminal justice system.
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Class is an important correlate of crime.Discuss.
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In which age group does most offending occur?
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Poverty and economic need can be linked to a concentrated area of crime.
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The highest rates of offending occur between 15 and 19 years of age.What are some of the reasons for this?
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