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Feds: Crime Rates Rise for 2nd-Straight Year

The violent crime and property crime rates in the United States rose for a second consecutive year in 2012, signaling the end of a 20-year period that saw crime rates decline to record lows, federal law enforcement officials have announced. The National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS), released in October 2013, found that the violent crime rate increased from 22.6 victimizations per 1,000 people in 2011 t ...

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Criminology Vs. Criminal Justice: What’s the Difference?

Potential students looking for a career that helps protect society, prevent crime and help during times of crisis may be interested in pursuing a degree in criminal justice or criminology. Unfortunately, not knowing the differences between these two areas is a common issue. Though criminology and criminal justice share certain similarities, there are also distinctions between the subjects. Understanding the ...

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