Session 222: RC24 -> Crimes Against Society Reported in the National Incident-Based Reporting System for 2000 and 2001
Time: 1:00PM to 2:30 PM on Thursday, November 20
Place: Plaza 1
Session Chair: Roland Chilton, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Session Chair: Victoria Major, Federal Bureau of Investigation
Before the introduction of the National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS) only the Uniform Crime Reports Arrest Statistics provided information on crimes against society. In NIBRS, this term refers to offenses for which no victim information is available because such offenses almost always lack a complaining witness other than the police officer filing the report. The victim in these cases is society at large. The offenses are (1) drug or narcotic offenses focused on drug possession, use, or sale and possession of drug equipment; (2) four types of gambling offenses; (3) pornography or obscenity; (4) prostitution or assisting in it, and (5) weapons law violations. The presenters in this session will focus on the relative number and geographic location of such offenses and the characteristics of those reported as offenders or arrestees. For drug offenses, NIBRS provides information on the types and amounts of drugs reported as well as data on offenders and arrestees. The discussant has been asked to review the papers anc omment on the common features of crimes against society, important distinctions among them, and problems of data interpretation.
Illegal Drugs, Drug Offenses, and Drug Offenders
by: Victoria Major, Federal Bureau of Investigation (Corresponding)
Sharon Propheter, Federal Bureau of Investigation
Gambling, Prostitution, and Pornography Offenses, Offenders, and Arrestees
by: Roland Chilton, University of Massachusetts, Amherst (Corresponding)
Wendy C. Regoeczi, Cleveland State University
Weapons Law Offenses and Offenders
by: John P. Jarvis, Federal Bureau of Investigation (Corresponding)
Eric S. Jefferis, Kent State University - ISPV
Discussion: Similarities and Differences in Offenses and Offenders Among Crimes Against Society
by: Donald Faggiani, University of Wyoming (Corresponding)

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