An Introduction to Crime and Crime Causation by Globokar, Julie L.; Roberson, Cliff; Winters, Robert C

By Globokar, Julie L.; Roberson, Cliff; Winters, Robert C

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The UCR’s Supplemental Homicide Reports provide the most reliable, timely data on the extent and nature of homicides in the nation. The NCVS is the primary source of information on the characteristics of criminal victimization and on the number and types of crimes not reported to law enforcement authorities. By understanding the strengths and limitations of each program, it is possible to use the UCR and NCVS to achieve a greater understanding of crime trends and the nature of crime in the United States.

He could only run away. If he defended himself, he would be the object of ridicule by all. On the other hand, if there was no reason for a woman to walk away, she would not be allowed to return, in our culture, if she abandoned her home. 5 These rules were widely accepted and implemented without being codified into a body of law, and without a government bureaucracy in place to enforce them. Although individuals within the Lakota tribe, as with any society, sometimes engaged in socially harmful behavior, there were no “criminals” per say, as there were no criminal laws to violate.

Armed with such information, law enforcement can better make a case to acquire the resources needed to fight crime. • The NIBRS enables agencies to find similarities in crime-fighting problems so that agencies can work together to develop solutions or discover strategies for addressing the issues. Chapter one: An introduction to concepts involving crime and crime causation 15 • Full participation in the NIBRS provides statistics to enable a law enforcement agency to provide a full accounting of the status of public safety within the jurisdiction to the police commissioner, police chief, sheriff, or director.

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