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RDC News: October 2014

October hours - thanksgiving and fall break, Call for proposals: incident-based uniform crime reporting survey - hate crime data pilot project.

Oct 01, 2014

October Hours - Thanksgiving and Fall Breaks!
Please note changes to our usual hours this month:
• closed all day for Thanksgiving - Monday, October 13th
• early closing (4:45pm) on Thursday, October 30th and Friday, October 31st (i.e. no extended hours on the Thursday)

Please consult the schedule for Mills Library for more information.

CALL FOR PROPOSALS: Incident-Based Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Survey - Hate Crime Data - Pilot Project
The Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics is conducting a pilot project where UCR Hate Crime data for 2010, 2011, and 2012 will be accessible via a select number of RDCs. Data on hate crimes (incidents motivated by hatred towards groups based on race, ethnicity, language, religion, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, and other similar factors) is compiled from 2 Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) surveys; these measure the incidence of police-reported crime and its characteristics. With access to this Hate Crime Data, analyses could be conducted based on variables such as victim and/or accused characteristics (e.g. sex, age, level of injury, accused status), hate crime motivation, geographic region, most serious weapon present, most serious violation, and more.

This would be a valuable data set to those interested in criminology, sociology, geography, and other related disciplines. Proposals must be submitted by November 24, 2014. Only a limited number of proposals will be accepted.