Gathering criminal data | psy 310 | Southern New Hampshire University


Instructions: Respond to PART I and PART II below and then resubmit this worksheet with your responses.


Instructions: Respond to the questions below. 

  1. Review the Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) website.      What type of criminal data can you gather from this website?
  2. Using the      Criminal Data Guide document as a guide, what do you notice about the      information that you should ask about? Where should you look for this      information? 
  3. Is there a      typical profile for terrorists? Explain.


Instructions: Read through the scenario and respond to the questions below.

Lisa is accused of luring a group of men into a park where they are attacked by a criminal street gang. She is also a gang member and this is part of her initiation. She had a very strict upbringing and was physically abused by her older brother and father growing up. At age 13, she befriended some gang members who let her hang around with them. She started skipping school and committing petty crimes such as theft and burglary. Her gang got into a fight with a rival gang and she was injured, requiring stitches and x-rays. A police report was filed, although no charges were brought against her. 

Using the Criminal Data Guide document as a guide, respond to the following:

  1. What pieces of information are important      for you to gather specifically from the scenario above? 
  2. Thinking creatively, where would you      gather the information to start work on your case in reference to the      scenario above? You may use a bulleted list to demonstrate specific points      you would need.
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