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Study Report

Study Number: SJ-502-002-1-1-Great Britain-ICPSR-1984

Subject Area: Anomic Behavior

Bibliographic Citation: British crime surveys, 1984.  [machine-readable data file] / Great Britain. Home Office Research and Planning Unit  [principal investigator(s)] / Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: 8685

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Documentation: 1 volume hard copy.

Abstract: In 1982 the Home Office conducted the first British Crime Survey, a major study with the aim of discovering levels of victimization in Britain, and of producing attitudinal data on issues relating to crime. The survey was repeated in 1984 and was restricted to England and Wales, whereas the previous study had included Scotland. The survey set out to replicate the previous one as far as possible. Other than questions having to do with victimization and basic demographic details, the topics covered in the questionnaire were: general opinion of the local area, fear of crime and precautions taken, likelihood of crime occurring, extent of ''incivilities'' in the area, seriousness of various crimes, attitudes towards punishment and prison reform, victim support schemes, neighborhood watch schemes, and self-reported offending.

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