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An Introduction to Crime and Crime Causation by Globokar, Julie L.; Roberson, Cliff; Winters, Robert C

By Globokar, Julie L.; Roberson, Cliff; Winters, Robert C

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Forcible entry: A form of completed burglary in which force is used to gain entry to a residence. Some examples include breaking a window or slashing a screen. Unlawful entry without force: A form of completed burglary committed by someone having no legal right to be on the premises, even though no force is used. The set of victimizations reported to the NCVS in interviews conducted during the same calendar year. This set may include victimizations that occurred in the previous calendar year, due to the retrospective nature of the NCVS interview.

The survey provides information about victims (age, sex, race, ethnicity, marital status, income, and educational level), offenders (sex, race, approximate age, and victim–offender relationship), and the crimes (time and place of occurrence, use of weapons, nature of injury, and economic consequences). The survey questions also cover the experiences of victims with the criminal justice system, self-protective measures used by victims, and possible substance abuse by offenders. Supplements are added periodically to the survey to obtain detailed information on topics such as school crime.

Chapter one: An introduction to concepts involving crime and crime causation 17 Criminal history records The FBI administers national systems that permit interstate access to criminal records maintained in all 50 states. These systems include the following: • • • • • • National Instant Criminal Background Check System Index National Crime Information Center Interstate Identification Index National Protection Order File National Sex Offender Registry Automated Fingerprint Identification System AUTOMATED FINGERPRINT IDENTIFICATION SYSTEM Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS) is an automated system for searching fingerprint files and transmitting fingerprint images.

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