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Crime -- United States

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View Resource Youth Crime Drop

This report issued in December 2000 by the Urban Institute (see the September 9, 1999 Scout Report for Business and Economics presents and analyzes data on juvenile crime in the 1990s. The report examines the most recent FBI data about police arrests and considers how much of the recent drop in crime rates can be attributed to a decrease in juvenile crime and whether the decrease in crime rates...

https://www.urban.org/research/publication/youth-crime-drop
View Resource USF Criminology's Home Page

The University of South Florida Department of Criminology provides information on available programs in addition to new initiatives in law enforcement, corrections and juvenile justice and links to other criminal justice Internet sites.

http://www.usf.edu/cbcs/criminology/
View Resource Gun Crime in the Age Group 18-20

This report, released jointly by the US Department of Justice and the Department of the Treasury, presents a statistical analysis of the extent of gun crime committed in the US by persons between the ages of 18 and 20. The findings of the report show that this age group committed the most gun homicides in 1997, were more likely to use a firearm during a crime, and possessed the largest number of...

https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/Archive/203924NCJRS.pdf
View Resource Crime in the United States: 1998

The FBI has released its annual Crime in the United States report for 1998 (preliminary data discussed in the May 18, 1999 Scout Report for Social Sciences). The report is based on the Bureau's Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program, which compiles data from over 17,000 city, county, and state law enforcement agencies nationwide. The report is offered in seven sections in .pdf format only: Summary...

https://ucr.fbi.gov/crime-in-the-u.s/1998
View Resource Perspectives on Crime and Justice: 1998-1999 Lecture Series

The Department of Justice placed online in November 1999 the complete text of the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) 1998-1999 lecture series. The collection includes papers by Max Kleinman on "getting deterrence right," Felton Earls on "the importance of men and fathers in socializing children and building the community," and Sissela Bok on the media's influence in shaping the public perception...

https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/nij/178244.pdf
View Resource Criminal Victimization 1999: Changes 1998-99 with Trends from 1993-99

Last week, the Department of Justice's Bureau of Statistics released its annual report on criminal victimization. "This report presents 1999 criminal victimization levels and rates from the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS)." Data on victim characteristics, victim-offender relationships, use of weapons, and trends in victimization rates from 1993 to 1999 are also included. According to...

https://bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/cv99.pdf
View Resource A Nationwide Recall on Possibly Diseased Body Parts

The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston has issued a nationwide recall of an unknown number of body parts shipped to approximately 60 academic institutions, teaching hospitals, and clinics between November 2000 and May 2002. Due to poor record keeping, officials at the Texas medical school have been unable to determine if the body parts had been tested for hepatitis B, hepatitis C, and...

https://scout.wisc.edu/report/2002/0809
View Resource Gang Research.Net

Hosted and maintained by John Hagedorn, a professor of criminal justice at the University of Illinois at Chicago, this site provides information about the nature of gangs around the United States, with a particular emphasis on gangs in Chicago. The prime objective of the site is "to dispel stereotypes and present research, original documents, and helpful links." The site is divided into three main...

http://gangresearch.net/
View Resource Recidivism of Prisoners Released in 1994

Prepared by Patrick A. Langan and David J. Levin of the Bureau of Justice Statistics, this 16-page report examines the rate of recidivism among a cohort of 272,111 former inmates for three years after their release in 1994. This particular cohort represents two-thirds of all prisoners released in the United States that year. The data analyzed in this report reveals that released prisoners with the...

https://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/rpr94.pdf
View Resource Video Game Serves as Inspiration for Criminal Activity

Last week in southeastern Wisconsin police officers spotted a young man breaking into vehicles in a local apartment complex, and it was subsequently discovered that he and several other youths had stolen approximately 100 vehicles before they were caught. The apparent inspiration for this string of car thefts was a popular video game, in which characters steal cars from parking garages, along with...

https://scout.wisc.edu/report/2002/1115
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