Key Terms & Crime Definitions

Key Terms & Crime Definitions

February 12, 2014

A guide to commonly used terms and crime definitions.

Key Terms Definition 
Campus Property What most people traditionally think of as the main part or core of the University. The boundaries: Sunset Blvd. to the north, Hilgard to the east, Le Conte Ave to the south, Gayley Ave. to the west. In addition, the southern part of campus is also included: the Weyburn Terrace Housing Complex, Capital Programs, Structure 32, West Medical Building, Kinross Buildings and Lot 36.
Campus-Student Housing Hitch Suites, Saxon Suites, Hedrick Hall, Rieber Terrace, Canyon Point, Courtside, Delta Terrace, Sproul Hall, Evergreen, Dogwood, Cedar, Birch, Acacia, Dykstra, Westwood Palm, Westwood Chateau, Gayley Towers, Margan Apts. and Weyburn Terrace Housing Complex.
Clery Act AKA Jeanne Clery Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Disclosure Act. A law enacted in memory of Jeanne Clery, intended to ensure that students and other campus community members are informed about campus crime so they can make informed decisions.
Clery Report A comprehensive report stating University policies and crime statistics based on the Clery Act.
CSA Campus Security Authority. Those who have significant responsibility for students or student activities.
Declaration Form A form provided by UCLA PD to CSAs to declare the status of their areas reportable incidents.
Disciplinary Action The referral of any person to any official who initiates an action of which a record is kept and which may result in the imposition of a sanction.
Hate Crime Any crime that manifests evidence that the victim was intentionally selected because of the perpetrator's bias.
Incident Report Form A form provided by UCLA PD to help CSAs document reportable incidents.
Location of Incident The location of an incident is two-fold: the general location i.e. Dykstra Hall and 2) the specific location i.e. common lounge area.
Off Campus Affiliated UCLA owned or operated property not considered part of the main campus. This includes but is not limited to the Glenrock Apts., Landfair Apts., Faculty Apts., Sorority and Fraternity houses, Weyburn Apts., Wilshire Building, Oppenheimer Tower, Hammer Museum and University Apts. South.
Public Property The streets and sidewalks adjacent to "Campus Property".
Reportable Incident An incident that meets both the criminal definition and geographical definitions as required by the Clery Act.

 

Back to Top

CrimeDefinition 
Criminal Homicide Murder & Non-negligent Manslaughter The willful (non-negligent) killing of one human being by another.
Negligent Manslaughter The killing of another person through gross negligence.
Sex Offenses-Forcible Any sexual act directed against another person, forcibly and/or against that person's will; or not forcibly or against the person's will where the victim is incapable of giving consent because of his/her temporary or permanent mental or physical incapacity.
Forcible Rape

The carnal knowledge of a person, forcibly and/or against that person’s will; or not forcibly or against the person’s will where the victim is incapable of giving consent because of his/her youth or because of his/her temporary or permanent mental or physical incapacity.

Sexual Assault with an object The use of an object or instrument to unlawfully penetrate, however slightly, the genital or anal opening of the body of another person, forcibly and/or against that person’s will; or not forcibly or against the person’s will where the victim is incapable of giving consent because of his/her youth or because of his/her temporary or permanent mental or physical incapacity.
Forcible Sodomy Oral or anal sexual intercourse with another person, forcibly and/or against that person’s will; or not forcibly against the person’s will where the victim is incapable of giving consent because of his/her youth or because of his/her temporary or permanent mental or physical incapacity.
Forcible Fondling The touching of the private body parts (the sexual organ, anus, groin, or buttocks, breast of a female) of another person for the purpose of sexual gratification, forcibly and/or against that person’s will where the victim is incapable of giving consent because of his/her youth or because of his/her temporary or permanent mental or physical incapacity
Sex Offense Non-Forcible A) Incest—Non-forcible sexual intercourse between persons who are related to each other within the degrees wherein marriage is prohibited by law. B) Statutory Rape—Non-forcible sexual intercourse with a person who is under the statutory age of consent.
Robbery The taking or attempting to take anything of value from the care, custody, or control of a person or persons by force or threat of force or violence and/or by putting the victim in fear.
Aggravated Assault An unlawful attack by one person upon another for the purpose of inflicting severe or aggravated bodily injury. This type of assault usually is accompanied by the use of a weapon or by means likely to produce death or great bodily harm. (It is not necessary that injury result from an aggravated assault when a gun, knife or other weapon is used which could and probably would result in serious personal injury if the crime were successfully completed.) This type of assault usually requires more than first aid.
Other Assaults-Simple, Not Aggravated All other assaults that do not use the use of a firearm, knife, cutting instrument or other dangerous weapon and in which the victim did not sustain serious or aggravated injury. This type of assault may require basic first aid.
Burglary The unlawful entry of a structure to commit a felony or theft.  For reporting purposes this definition includes: unlawful entry with intent to commit a larceny or felony; breaking and entering with the intent to commit a larceny; housebreaking; safecracking; and all attempts to commit any of the aforementioned.
Larceny-Theft

The unlawful taking, carrying, leading or riding away of property from the possession or constructive possession of another.

Motor Vehicle Theft (Stolen Vehicle)

The theft or attempted theft of a motor vehicle. (Classify as motor vehicle theft all cases where automobiles are taken by persons not having lawful access even though the vehicles are later abandoned—include joyriding.)

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, personal property of another, etc.

Vandalism

To willfully or maliciously destroy, injure, disfigure or deface any public or private property, real or personal, without the consent of the owner or person having custody or control by cutting, tearing, breaking, marking, painting, drawing, covering with filth or any other such means as may be specified by local law.

Intimidation

To unlawfully place another person in reasonable fear of bodily harm through the use of threatening words/or other conduct, but without displaying a weapon or subjecting the victim to actual physical attack.

 


UCLA Police Department

Email: info@ucpd.ucla.edu
Phone: (310) 825-1491 
Fax: (310) 206-2550
Mail Code: 136408

Address

601 Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1364

Business Hours

Monday – Friday 8 a. m. to 5 p. m.

Station Hours

24 hours a day, 7 days a week