After reading Chapter 4 of the Mosher textbook, what are some of the differences in using official crime data as discussed in Chapter 3 of the Mosher textbook and Self-Reported Data in Chapter 4? What are the particular strengths and weakness of each of these types of data sources?
Topic: Research and Policy Development
After reading Chapter 5 of the Mosher textbook, the article entitled “Internet Development, Censorship, and Cyber Crimes in China” by Liang and Lu, and the article entitled “‘Snitches End Up in Ditches’ and Other Cautionary Tales” by Morris, discuss the following prompts:
You will complete the assigned readings and post a 350-word thread answering the assigned Discussion Board Forum prompt.
The Post First feature has been activated in the Discussion Board Forums for this course. You will need to post your thread before you will be able to view and reply to other students’ threads.
The books that are being used for this criminal justice class are as follows:
“THE MEASUREMENT OF CRIME” WRITTEN BY: CLAYTON J. MOSHER, TERANCE D. MIETHE, AND TIMOTHY C. HART. (2011).
“FUNDAMENTALS OF RESEARCH IN CRIMINOLOGY AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE 2ND EDITION” WRITTEN BY: RONET BACHMAN AND RUSSELL K. SCHUTT (2012).