Unformatted text preview: national system. To date, only 25 states use it. And you can look at the UCR and NIBRS and get, essentially, the same information from it. Due process would state that NIBRS allows for incident details, and even though the information looks the same, some of the percentages are different. Also, more crimes are included than in the UCR. The last way to measure crime is through the National Crime Victimization survey. Crime control would probably say that the method is a survey, not a census, so tampering is a problem. Also, the survey only covers people over age 12. Due process would state that since the survey is sent to everyone, crimes that aren’t reported to the police could even be accounted for; As well as the fact that the Bureau of Justice Statistics has produced many reports using this data....
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- Winter '08
- National Crime Victimization, Crime control advocates