Crime Reporting Patterns in Wichita, Kansas.
ARMY MILITARY PERSONNEL CENTER ALEXANDRIA VA
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This research study was conducted to examine the crime reporting patterns of the citizens of Wichita, Kansas. The research focused on why people report crime rather than why they do not. Six hypotheses were tested 1 the more serious the crime, the more likely it is to be reported 2 females of all age groups will report more frequently than will males 3 blacks will report crime more often than will whites 4 the more effective the police are perceived to be, the more likely the crime will be reported 5 crime is reported more often for reason of civic obligation rather than personal gain 6 victims are more likely to report members of lower social and economic standing social-economic standing will be indicated by the appearance of the offender. There were no significant relations found for reporting with regard to sex, race, seriousness, and victimoffender social-economic status. Significant relations were found between perception of police performance and reporting and civic obligation and reporting. Author
- Sociology and Law