Threat analysis a complete and thorough assessment of

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Threat analysis A complete and thorough assessment of the kinds of perils facing an organization; also called risk analysis. Three-strikes legislation A criminal statute that mandates life imprisonment for criminals convicted of three violent felonies or serious drug offenses. Total institution A facility from which individuals can rarely come and go and in which communal life is intense and circumscribed. Individuals in total institutions tend to eat, sleep, play, learn, and worship together. Trafficking in persons (TIP) The exploitation of unwilling or unwitting people through force,
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coercion, threat, or deception. Transnational organized crime Any unlawful activity undertaken and supported by organized criminal groups operating across national boundaries. Truth in sentencing A close correspondence between the sentence imposed upon those sent to prison and the time actually served prior to prison release. Twelve Tables Early Roman laws written circa 450 b.c. that regulated family, religious, and economic life. U Term Definition Unicausal The characteristic of having one cause. Unicausal theories posit only one source for all that they attempt to explain. Uniform Crime Reporting Program (UCR) A Federal Bureau of Investigation summation of crime statistics tallied annually and consisting primarily of data on crimes reported to the police and on arrests Utilitarianism See hedonistic calculus. V Term Definition Variable A concept that can undergo measurable changes. Verstehen The kind of subjective understanding that can be achieved by criminologists who immerse themselves in the everyday world of the criminals they study. Victim precipitation Any contribution made by the victim to the criminal event, especially those that led to its initiation. Violent Criminal Apprehension Program (VICAP) The program of the Federal Bureau of
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Investigation focusing on serial murder investigation and the apprehension of serial killers. W Term Definition White-collar crime Any violation of the criminal law committed by a person of respectability and high social status in the course of his or her occupation. Wickersham Commission A commission (officially known as the Commission on Law Observance and Enforcement) created by President Herbert Hoover in 1931 whose mandate was to improve justice system practices and to reinstate law s role in civilized governance. The commission made recommendations concerning the nation s police forces and described how to improve policing throughout America. Workplace violence The crimes of murder, rape, robbery, and assault committed against persons who are at work or on duty.
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