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heard through the life time of the crime. Laws, have been introduced to protect the victim and give them rights. 26. Both reports follow the trends in crime by location and by year. Where they differ is the level and reporting of crime. The UCR is focused on the offender and is not detailed in information. The NCVS is more victim oriented. Breaks the statistical data in part per
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3 Criminology Q&A 1000. Does not include as many crimes reported as the UCR as the NCVS does not include murder or crimes involving under the age of 12. Major problem with the NCVS is that there is over reporting and information is less creditable. 27. Victim blaming: The wife should have left the house when she had the chance while the husband was asleep. She is at fault for shooting him. Victim defending: The husband had been beating her for a period. In fear of her life while she had the chance because he refused to leave the property, she took matters in her own hands to end the violence in fear if she didn’t take matters in her own hands she would get beat again. System blaming: The system received numerous complaints about domestic abuse and had evidence of abuse. Although they put a protection order in place the system failed to follow up to ensure the safety of the wife and to make sure the husband was adhering to the order.
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