Investigating Crime



Learning Modules
        Module 1
        Module 2
        Module 3
        Module 4
        Module 5
        Module 6


Tutor Resources

Key Skills

Accessing Databases (NSDstat)

Accessing Databases (Other)


Module 2 : Theories about Crime : Public Perceptions of Crime Rates

The module considers an alternative method of measuring crime to the previous module, looking at the British Crime Survey, and compares the two measures of crime levels. It then shifts emphasis to look at perceptions of crime trends, and examines different theories as to why the public perception of crime levels may not match the actual risk of victimisation.

Skills covered

There is also an appendix to module 2 for government students which looks at UK party policy on crime.

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