Victim Advocacy

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Victim Advocacy
Anthony D. Rios
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Abstract Date rape is a serious offense and should be not taken lightly. The National Crime Victimization Survey and the Uniform Crime Reporting provides statistics on this offense. There are also strengths and weaknesses in both tools, but they are both valuable tools. To understand date rape, it is important to know the definition, and how date rape is distinguished between stranger rape, statutory rape, and spousal rape. It’s also important to understand the drugs that are used for date rape and how they are used. The relationship between the offender and the victim can also provide a better understanding of date rape. Finally I will provide my position on this issue and how I could impact this social policy.

Victim Advocacy * Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) and National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) reports crime statistics relating to rape and the strengths and weaknesses of each reporting. * Uniform Crime Reporting – This tool was established in 1929 by the International Association of Chiefs of Police so that the nation could have some reliable statistics to find where crimes where at the most. (Uniform Crime Reports) UCR is not only a tool that reports on rape, but it also reports on other crimes. The UCR is also used to provide statistics to all law enforcement agencies in the nation. (Doerner and Lab, pg 22) * Strengths with UCR– It provides a number of crimes of the whole nation that is reported to law enforcements. (The Nations Two Crime Measures) This tool is gathered on an annual basis from all law enforcement agencies in the nation. (Doerner and Lab, pg 22) It also provides comparisons from year to year and from different geographical locations. (Doerner and Lab, pg 22) This allows law enforcement agencies to see when they have a spike from comparing from the…...

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