Courts Data Scavenger Hunt.docx - Courts Data Collection Scavenger Hunt Criminal justice students are typically introduced to two primary data

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Courts Data Collection Scavenger Hunt Criminal justice students are typically introduced to two primary data collections. The first is the FBI’s Uniform Crime Report (UCR) which collects data on crimes reported and cases cleared in two major categories of crime: violent and property. (See ). The second data collection students learn about is the BJS’s National Criminal Victimization Survey (NCVS) which surveys households and persons about their experiences with criminal victimization (See ). Data for the UCR and NCVS are collected every year. As you may notice, neither the UCR nor the NCVS provide data on courts. However, the BJS does collect data on the courts. In this data-driven post-modern society, students should be exposed to multiple data collections in higher education. So, we’re going to explore the types of data collected by BJS on U.S. Courts! Yay! BJS Data Collections Let’s start from the beginning with BJS data collections. To find all their collections, go to . Once you open this webpage, you’ll see the research areas at the left of the screen, which include Corrections, Courts, Crime Type, etc. Alternatively, you can hover your mouse over “Topics.” Since we’re interested in Courts, left click on it. At the left, you’ll see a drop down of sub-categories, which
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