Key Terms & Crime Definitions

Key TermsDefinition
On-Campus Property

Any building or property owned or controlled by an institution within the same reasonably contiguous geographic area and used by the institution in direct support of, or in a manner related to, the institution’s educational purposes, including residence halls; and

Any building or property that is within or reasonably contiguous to the area identified above, that is owned by the institution but controlled by another person, is frequently used by students, and supports institutional purposes (such as a food or other retail vendor).

The United States Department of Education considers locations described above that are within one mile of the campus border to be "on-campus", unless there is a significant separation (e.g. the 405 Freeway).

On-Campus Student Housing Facilities

Any student housing facility that is owned or controlled by the institution, or is located on property that is owned or controlled by the institution, and is within the reasonably contiguous geographic area that makes up the campus.

This includes, but is not limited to: Hitch Suites, Saxon Suites, Hedrick Hall, Hedrick Summit, Rieber Hall, Rieber Terrace, Rieber Vista, Sunset Village, Sproul Hall, De Neve Plaza, Dykstra Hall, Westwood Palm, Westwood Chateau, Gayley Towers, Gayley Court, Glenrock Apartments, Glenrock West Apartments, Landfair Apartments, Landfair Vista, Margan Apartments, Hilgard Apartments, and the Weyburn Terrace Housing Complex.

Noncampus Property

Any building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or

Any building or property owned or controlled by an institution that is used in direct support of, or in relation to, the institution’s educational purposes, is frequently used by students, and is not within the same reasonably contiguous geographic area of the institution.

This includes, but is not limited to: UCLA Santa Monica Medical Center, sorority and fraternity houses, Jackie Robinson stadium, University Village Apartments, Rose Avenue Apartments, Keystone/Mentone Apartments, and Venice/Barry Apartments.

Public PropertyThe streets and sidewalks adjacent to "On-Campus Property".
  
Clery ActAKA 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 ReportA comprehensive report stating University policies and crime statistics based on the Clery Act.
CSACampus Security Authority. Those who have significant responsibility for students or student activities.
Declaration FormA form provided by UCLA PD to CSAs to declare the status of their areas reportable incidents.
Disciplinary ActionThe referral of any person to any official who initiates a disciplinary action of which a record is established and which may result in the imposition of a sanction.
Hate CrimeA criminal offense that manifests evidence that the victim was intentionally selected because of the perpetrator's bias against the victim.
Incident Report FormA form provided by UCLA PD to help CSAs document reportable incidents.
Location of IncidentThe location of an incident is two-fold: the general location i.e. Dykstra Hall and 2) the specific location i.e. common lounge area.
Reportable IncidentAn incident that meets both the criminal definition and geographical definitions as required by the Clery Act.
VAWAViolence Against Women Act

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CrimeDefinition
Murder & Non-negligent ManslaughterThe willful (non-negligent) killing of one human being by another.
Manslaughter by NegligenceThe killing of another person through gross negligence.
Sexual Assault

Any sexual act directed against another person, without consent of the victim, including instances where the victim is incapable of giving consent.

Sexual assault is divided into four subcategories, listed below:

- RapeThe penetration, no matter how slight, of the vagina or anus, with any body part or object, or oral penetration by a sex organ of another person, without the consent of the victim. This offense includes the rape of both males and females.
- FondlingThe touching of the private body parts of another person for the purpose of sexual gratification, without the consent of the victim, including instances where the victim is incapable of giving consent because of his/her age or because of his/her temporary or permanent mental incapacity.
- IncestSexual intercourse between persons who are related to each other within the degrees wherein marriage is prohibited by law.
- Statutory RapeSexual intercourse with a person who is under the statutory age of consent.
RobberyThe 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.

BurglaryThe unlawful entry of a structure to commit a felony or theft.
Motor Vehicle TheftThe theft or attempted theft of a motor vehicle.
ArsonAny 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.
  
Larceny-TheftThe unlawful taking, carrying, leading or riding away of property from the possession or constructive possession of another.
Simple AssaultAn unlawful physical attack by one person upon another where neither the offender displays a weapon, nor the victim suffers obvious severe or aggravated bodily injury involving apparent broken bones, loss of teeth, possible internal injury, severe laceration, or loss of consciousness.
IntimidationTo 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.
Destruction/Damage/Vandalism of PropertyTo willfully or maliciously destroy, damage, deface, or otherwise injure real or personal property without the consent of the owner or the person having custody or control of it.
  
Weapons: Carrying, Possession, Etc. ViolationsThe violation of laws or ordinances prohibiting the manufacture, sale, purchase, transportation, possession, concealment, or use of firearms, cutting instruments, explosives, incendiary devices or other deadly weapons. This classification encompasses weapons offenses that are regulatory in nature.
Drug Abuse ViolationsThe violation of laws prohibiting the production, distribution and/or use of certain controlled substances and the equipment or devices utilized in their preparation and/or use. The unlawful cultivation, manufacture, distribution, sale, purchase, use, possession, transportation or importation of any controlled drug or narcotic substance. Arrests for violations of state and local laws, specifically those relating to the unlawful possession, sale, use, growing, manufacturing and making of narcotic drugs.
Liquor Law ViolationsThe violation of state or local laws or ordinances prohibiting the manufacture, sale, purchase, transportation, possession or use of alcoholic beverages, not including driving under the influence and drunkenness.
  
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 violence 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.

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. The existence of such a relationship shall be determined based on the reporting party’s statement and with consideration of the length of the relationship, the type of relationship, and the frequency of interaction between the persons involved in the relationship. For the purposes of this definition: 

• dating violence includes, but is not limited to, sexual or physical abuse or the threat of such abuse.

• dating violence does not include acts covered under the definition of domestic violence.

Stalking

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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