Compare and contrast the two primary crime data sources used in the United States, i.e., the Uniform Crime Reports (UCR) and the National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS). Focus on
methodological procedures and implications.
The purpose of this assignment is to critically review the primary data sources used in criminological research.
CR501 Paper Requirements Checklist
• All papers must be AT LEAST 10 pages of written text (you may not go under, but may go over) – this DOES NOT includes title page, references, charts, images, and any appendices (appendices are not required)
• All papers must have a minimum of five (5) different acceptable academic sources.
• Only the following are considered acceptable academic sources:
o Peer-reviewed journal articles (on-line or hard copy)
o The text book for this class
o U.S. Government publications (PDF format only – websites will not count) You cannot use all government documents, you must use at least three peer reviewed sources as part of your five.