Why is the National Crime Victimization Survey considered by many researchers to show a more accurate picture of crime in the United States than other data collection methods?

Why is the National Crime Victimization Survey considered by many researchers to show a more accurate picture of crime in the United States than other data collection methods? What types of crime data are reported for this survey, and how are data gathered and percentages calculated? What is the major criticism of the data collection methods used for this report? Do you think the criticism is valid? Why, or why not?

Your response must be at least 200 words in length. You are required to use at least your textbook as source material for your response. All sources used, including the textbook, must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying citations.

 

 

Course Textbook

Schmalleger, F. (2012). Criminology today: An integrative introduction (6th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall

 

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