Crime Definitions

Crime Definitions

Murder and Non-negligent Manslaughter : The willful (non-negligent) killing of one human by another.

Negligent Manslaughter: The killing of another person through gross negligence.

Sexual Offense, Forcible: Any sexual act directed against another person, forcible and/or against that person's will; or not forcible or against the person's will where the victim is incapable of giving consent.

Sexual Offense, Non-Forcible: Unlawful, non-forcible sexual intercourse (incest and statutory rape)

Robbery: The taking or attempting to take anything of value from the care, custody, or control of another by force or threat of force or violence and/or putting the victim in fear.

Assault, Aggravated: An unlawful attack by one person upon another for the purpose of inflicting severe or aggravated bodily injury. This type of assault is usually accompanied by the use of a weapon or by means likely to produce death or great bodily harm.

Burglary: The unlawful entry of a structure to commit a felony or theft.

Motor Vehicle Theft: The theft or attempted theft of a motor vehicle.

Arson: Any willful or malicious burning or attempt to burn, with or without intent to defraud, a dwelling house, public building, motor vehicle or aircraft or personal property of another.

Hate Crimes: Any crime involving bodily injury or any above mentioned offenses that shows evidence of prejudice based on race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, ethnicity or disability, national origin or gender identity.  Any hate crimes will be listed on the annual crime report by the category of prejudice.

Liquor Law Violations: The violation of State laws prohibiting the manufacture, sale, purchase, transporting, furnishing, and possessing intoxicating liquor.

Drug Law Violations: The violation of State laws prohibting the production, possession, sale, use, growth, manufacturing and making of any controlled drug or narcotic substance. As of 2004, the State of Alaska has decriminalized the possession of less than half a pound of marijuana in a private residence. UAF Residence Halls are considered private residences and marijuana possession incidents are not included in 2004 crime statistics and beyond as they are not a violation of State laws. These statistics will probably still be reflected in Administrative Disciplinary Referrals, as they are still against UAF policy.

Weapons Violations: The violation of State laws prohibiting the manufacture, sale or possession of deadly weapons. Concealing a weapon such as a firearm or switchblade knife would be reported under this category.

Administrative Disciplinary Referrals: The referral of any person to any official who initiates a disciplinary action of which a record is kept and which may result in the imposition of a sanction. Violations of UAF policy that are not violations of State law fall into this category.

New Violence Against Women Act  Amendments to Clery Reporting Definitions:

Dating Violence:  Violence committed by a person who is or has been in a social relationship of a romantic or intimate nature with the victim.
• Where the existence of such a relationship shall be determined based on the following factors:
– The length of the relationship
– The type of relationship
– The frequency of interaction between the persons involved in the relationship

Domestic Violence:  A felony or misdemeanor crime of violence committed:
– By a current or former spouse or intimate partner of the victim
– By a person with whom the victim shares a child in common
– By a person who is cohabitating with or has cohabitated with the victim as a spouse or intimate partner
– By a person similarly situated to a spouse of the victim under the domestic or family laws of the jurisdiction in which the crime of violence occurred
– By any other person against an adult or youth victim who is protected from that person’s acts under the domestic or family violence laws of the jurisdiction in which the crime of violence occurred.

Stalking (includes cyberstalking): Engaging in a course of conduct directed at a specific person that would cause a reasonable person to:
– Fear for the person’s safety or the safety of others; or
– Suffer substantial emotional distress

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