Offense seriousness scaling: An alternative to scenario methods

  title={Offense seriousness scaling: An alternative to scenario methods},
  author={James Patrick Lynch and Mona J. E. Danner},
  journal={Journal of Quantitative Criminology},
The use of crime scenarios in sample surveys is the principal method for assessing public valuations of crime seriousness. The adequacy of this method is heavily dependent upon the a priori assumptions of the researchers constructing these scenarios. If crucial attributes of crime incidents are omitted from these descriptions of a crime, then resulting seriousness scores and weights will be in error. This paper proposes an alternative method of assessing crime seriousness—the Hedonic Price… 
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