Uniform Crime Summary

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I was drawn to the practical use of research and crime samples assigned this week, especially as it relates to the criminal justice system. I believe most organizations create reports to summarize any information gathered, but the FIB’s criminal publications stood out to me. Hagan (2014) notes during the early 1990s National Incident-Based Recording Systems (NIBRS) began to play an important role in documenting research pertaining to criminology.
The Uniform Crime Report (UCR) was one of the original documents that were used to influence the development of NIBRS. Hagan (2014) explains this report was presented annually from the FBI. This report measures the “crime rate (as) the number of crimes per unit of population” (Hagan, 2014, p.

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