Notice: Payments for answers will end 4/10/2017. Click for more info.
You have new items in your feed. Click to view.
Question and answer
Q: How do crime rates relate to arrest rates and clearance rates? Is there a way to improve the correlation between crime rates, arrest rates and clearance rates in the effort to combat criminal
activity?
A: Clearance rate is calculated by dividing the number of crimes that are "cleared" (e.g. due to a charge being laid) by the total number of crimes recorded. [ These are used by various criminal justice groups as a measure of crimes solved by the police. Clearance rates can be very problematic for measuring the performance of police services and for comparing various police services. This is
because a police force may employ a very different way of measuring clearance rates. For example, each police force may have a different method of recording when a "crime" has occurred and different criteria for determining when a crime has been "cleared." One police force may appear to have a much better clearance rate simply because of its calculation methodology.[1] In System Conflict Theory, it is argued that clearance rates cause the police to focus on appearing to solve crimes (generating high clearance rate scores) rather than actually solving crimes. Further focus on clearance rates may result in effort being expended to attribute crimes (correctly or incorrectly) to a criminal, which may not result in retribution, compensation, rehabilitation or deterrence. ]
selymi|Points 4322|
Question
Asked 6/29/2011 8:07:36 AM
0 Answers/Comments
Get an answer
New answers
Rating

There are no new answers.

Comments

There are no comments.

Add an answer or comment
Log in or sign up first.
26,995,548 questions answered
*
Get answers from Weegy and a team of really smart lives experts.
S
L
Points 230 [Total 248] Ratings 0 Comments 160 Invitations 7 Offline
S
L
Points 130 [Total 130] Ratings 0 Comments 130 Invitations 0 Offline
S
L
R
Points 105 [Total 256] Ratings 1 Comments 5 Invitations 9 Offline
S
R
L
R
P
R
P
R
Points 66 [Total 734] Ratings 0 Comments 6 Invitations 6 Offline
S
1
L
L
P
R
P
L
P
P
R
P
R
P
R
P
P
Points 62 [Total 13329] Ratings 0 Comments 62 Invitations 0 Offline
S
L
1
R
Points 34 [Total 1450] Ratings 2 Comments 14 Invitations 0 Offline
S
Points 20 [Total 20] Ratings 1 Comments 0 Invitations 1 Offline
S
L
Points 10 [Total 187] Ratings 0 Comments 0 Invitations 1 Offline
S
Points 10 [Total 13] Ratings 0 Comments 10 Invitations 0 Offline
S
Points 10 [Total 10] Ratings 0 Comments 0 Invitations 1 Offline
* Excludes moderators and previous
winners (Include)
Home | Contact | Blog | About | Terms | Privacy | © Purple Inc.