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Criminal Justice

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Aggravated assault (UCR) An unlawful attack by one person upon another for the purpose of inflicting severe or aggrravated bodily injury.
Arson The willful or malicious burning or attempt to burn, with or without to defraud, of a dwelling house, public building, motor vehicle or aircraft, personal property of another and so on.
Burglary (UCR) The unlawful entry of a structure to commit a felony or theft.
Carjacking The stealing of a car while it is occupied.
Clearance Rate The proportion of reported or discovered crimes within a given offense catagory that are solved.
Cohort A group of individualshaving certain significant social characteristics in common, such as gender, and date and place of birth.
Correlation A casual complementary or reciprocal relationship between two measurable variables.
Criminal Homicide The illegal killing of one human being by another.
Homicide The killing of one human being by another.
Criminality Index The actual extent of the crime problem in a society computed by adding the actual crime rate and the latent crime rate.
Dark Figure of Crime The numerical total of unreported crimes that are not reflected in official crime statistics.
Date Rape Unlawful forced sexual intercourse with a woman aginst her will that occurs within the context of a dating relationship.
Demographcs The characteristics of population groups, usually expressed in statistical fashion.
Felony Murder A special class of criminal homicide in which an offender may be charged with first degree murder when that person's criminal activity results in another person's death.
First Degree Murder Criminal homicide that is planned or involves premeditation.
Forcible Rape The carnal knowlege of a female forcibly and aginst her will. Assault or attempts to commit rape by forceor threat of force are also included in the UCR deffinition, however, statutory rape (without force) and other sex offenses are excluded.
Hate Crime A criminal offence in which the motive is hatred, bias, or prejudice based on the actual or preceived race, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, gender, or sexual orientation of another individual or group of individuals.
Larceny Theft The unlawful taking, carying, leading or riding away of property (other than motor vehicle) from the possession or constructive possession of another. Attempts are in cluded.
Motor Vehicle Theft The theft or attempted theft of a motor vehicle. According to the FBI, offense category include stealing or autos, trucks, buses, motorscooters, and snowmobiles.
Monitoring the Future A national self-report survey on drug use that has been conducted since 1975
Created by: jshaw22