Crime Reporting and Victimization Paper

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Resource: Understanding Violence and Victimization


Write a 700- to 1,050-word paper in which you discuss victimization and crime reporting data sources. Address the following in your paper:

  • Common sources of crime reporting data
  • Victimization terms and theories
  • Trends and the impact of victimization

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

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smithwiliams
School: UC Berkeley

Attached.

Introduction
Common sources of crime reporting data


Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR)



National Crime Victimization Survey



The Nation’s Two Crime Measure

Victimization terms and theories


Routine Activity Theory



Deviant Place Theory



The Lifestyle Theory



The Victim Precipitation Theory



Trends and impact of victimization

Conclusion


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Running head: CRIME REPORTING AND VICTIMIZATION

Crime Reporting and Victimization
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Running head: CRIME REPORTING AND VICTIMIZATION

Introduction
Crime entails violations of given norms, policies or rules of a specific place. Various
individuals tend to have experienced, participated in or witnessed someone else doing it or
being victimized. In as much as people have tried to control crime by doing a few things to
keep off the offenders, crime still exists in the society today and it has gone a notch higher as
a result of advancement in technology.
Common sources of crime reporting data
Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR)
This is where all individuals seeking data on crime often start from (Truman, 2011).
International Association of Chiefs of Police came up with it in 1929, in order to come up
with clear and detailed statistics about criminal activities. These statistics are extracted from
different institutions, and in dissimilar places to come up with information and trends about
crime. Such information includes hate crime statistics, law enforcement officers’ ...

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