Un nouveau type d'indice de la criminalité pour le Canada

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  • *“La présente étude a été possible grâce à l'attribution d'un fonds de recherche du Conseil des Arts du Canada au Département de Criminologie de l'Université de Montréal, dirigé par le professeur Denis Szabo. Le Center of Criminological Research rattaché au Départaient de Sociologie de l'University of Pennsylvania, a également collaboré intimement à le recherche. Nous remercions pour leur aide précieuse les professeurs T. Sellin et M. E. Wolfgang (University of Pennsylvania), S. Turner (Temple University), S. S. Stevens (Harvard University), et D. Szabo.

Abstract

The authors present the results of a research project in which the aim was to develop for Canada an index of criminology and delinquency based on public appraisal of the seriousness of various criminal offences. This new kind of index of crime was originally proposed in the United States by T. Sellin and M. E. Wolfgang. The possibility of using such an index in order to compensate for the shortcomings of present statistics on criminal behaviour is brought out as a research conclusion. The index has advantages as well for the development of international statistics on crime.

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