Explain the Differences Between Criminologists, Criminalists, and Forensic Psychologists and What Is the Difference in Their Disciplines of Expertise.

1523 words 7 pages
Kevin Penn

American Intercontinental University

Unit 1 Individual Project

CRJS105 –1103b-04

Theories of Crime Causation

August 28,2011


In this paper I will explain the differences between Criminologists, Criminalists, and Forensic psychologists and what is the difference in their disciplines of expertise. As well as looking at blue collar crime vs. white collar crime, how they are reported and measured by the FBI in their uniformed crime reporting. Also how blue collar crime is much more popular culture by the media. And finally the difference between a index- one and index- two crime under the UCR, as well as which index-one crimes are violent crimes and which ones
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Whereas a blue collar crime is one that is committed with or by some form of force. Crimes against the person, crimes against property, and many forms of victimless crime such as prostitution, gambling and drug abuse all tend to be classified as blue-collar crime. Blue-collar crimes are, for the most part, those that cause an immediate and highly visible injury to society, so they're usually punished much more rapidly and severely than white-collar crime. While both white collar and blue collar crimes are reported to the Uniformed Crime Report of the FBI (UCR). Although many white collar crimes are not reported to the UCR by law enforcement agencies other than the police like the IRS for crimes like tax evasion (FBI; n.d.).Due to the high visibility of blue collar crimes these crimes get far more attention by local and national media coverage. Since we have touch on the reporting of crimes to the UCR we now moved toward the different types of reporting of crimes to the UCR. In 1929 a program was created for the purpose of reporting criminal offenses (FBI;n.d.). Since then they have now been divided into two parts as of May 1985 the “Blueprint for the Future of the Uniform Crime Reporting Program” (FBI;n.d.) . We now have part 1 which has crimes like murder, forcible rape and aggravated assault all of these that I have listed are violent crimes; yet there are others that I would classify as property