Essay on International Incident Based Reporting System

816 Words Nov 27th, 2016 4 Pages
The source I choose that complies crime data is National Incident-based reporting system (NIBRS), the reason I selected (NIBRS) is because it 's a program that can track down way more crime then (UCR). NIBRS significantly expands officers’ ability to record data about a specific incident, which gives leaders a much fuller understanding of crime. As a result, a mayor’s policy advisor or a police executive can look at NIBRS data alone or combine them with other citywide data, analyze them, and gain a more descriptive view of criminal activity in the community. NIBRS data help law enforcement gathers better evidence to develop effective solutions and practices. Researchers find NIBRS data useful and have successfully used NIBRS data to: Assess dual arrest data. Researchers used NIBRS data to examine the factors that influence police decisions to make arrests in domestic violence incidents and the prevalence of dual arrest across the nation. [1] They found that dual arrest occurs more in same-sex than in heterosexual relationships and in states that have mandatory arrest policies but no primary aggressor provisions. [2] The researchers suggest that if a state wants to minimize dual arrests, agencies may wish to institute primary aggressor provisions, change mandatory arrest policies to preferred arrest policies, and educate officers about relationship dynamics in same-sex relationships. Also, they can contain more information about arrest in each incident such as {1}…

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