Patterns of Campus Theft
Mirroring Wolfgang and Amir’s approaches concerning victimology, I would start by looking at the relationship between the victim and the perpetrator. By looking at the interaction between the two parties, it becomes easier to know the reason why the offender decide to steal. It could also be that victims sometimes make it easy for the offenders to steal, and thus are the first to encourage such illegal acts. There could also be events that make worse altercations like drinking alcohol or doing drugs, something that is common on campus. As there are various reasons, the main issue causing conflicts might be personal or that the victims unknowingly provoked offenders making them commit the crimes. I would avoid the assumption that victims are weak and passive (Wolfgang, 2016). As a result, the notion that an offender is the powerful, aggressive, or brutal individual in a crime is also incorrect.
Uniform Crime Reports
The local area’s profile of crime mostly includes three main categories; the crime, the offender, and the victim. With an interest in aggravated assault type of crime which stood at 48.87% in Massachusetts, victims were mostly between 0-12 years of age with applications being mostly females. Though information included in local crime profiles could help illustrate the severity of crimes as well as look for suitable actions in combating the crimes and in mapping changes, the state results are much better at speculating the geographical coverage and consistencies of crimes (Kumar & Nagpal, 2019). While the local crime profiling gives the name and types of crime committed, the results from the state’s survey provide crimes definition that makes it easier to conclude and compare the times across which the crime was committed in past times as well as the legal involvements in these cases.
Kumar, R., & Nagpal, B. (2019). Analysis and prediction of crime patterns using big data. International Journal of Information Technology, 11(4), 799-805.
Wolfgang, M. (2016). Patterns in criminal homicide. In T. Sellin (Ed.), Patterns in Criminal Homicide. University of Pennsylvania Press.