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NCJ Number: 146848 Find in a Library
Author(s): C B Hammond; R W Poindexter; J V Caimano; L H Kramer; K M Turman; J J Wilson; W Bieck
Corporate Author: Public Admin Service
United States of America

Hillsborough Cty Sheriff
United States of America
Date Published: 1993
Page Count: 50
Sponsoring Agency: Hillsborough Cty Sheriff
Tampa, FL 33601
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
NCJRS Photocopy Services
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
Washington, DC 20531
Public Admin Service
Mclean, VA 22102
Contract Number: 92-MC-CX-K004
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America

NCJRS Photocopy Services
Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
United States of America

Hillsborough Cty Sheriff
P.O. Box 3371
Tampa, FL 33601
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Program/Project Evaluation
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The Crimes Against Children Crime Analysis Project is a joint venture between the Missing and Exploited Children Comprehensive Action Program (M/CAP) and the Hillsborough County, Florida, Sheriff's Office (HCSO).
Abstract: The project's immediate goal is to develop a prototype crime analysis unit that focuses on crimes against children and children at risk. The first phase of the project attempted to determine the amount of contact police had with child victims and at risk children. During June 1991, 15,217 crime and noncrime reports originated by the HCSO and other area police departments were read to identify masked incidents, dispatched calls containing incidental information extraneous to the primary nature of the call that suggested the existence of "hidden" events involving a crime against children. Reports containing masked incidents were then classified for additional study. Masked incident survey tabulation work is currently being done at the HCSO. Preliminary findings indicate that information about some incidents involving children as crime victims or at risk of becoming crime victims is recorded as extraneous or incidental to other information contained in reports taken for other incidents. M/CAP staff will be looking at why certain incidents are masked or not reported at all to identify exploited, molested, and abducted children, as well as children at risk, and to recommend policy and procedure changes that will minimize the victimization of children. Data on the masked incident study and case histories are provided. Tables and charts
Main Term(s): Juveniles
Index Term(s): Child victims; Children at risk; Crimes against children; Florida; Police reports
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