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  NCJ Number: NCJ 182411   Add to Shopping cart   Find in a Library
  Title: Criminal Justice 2000, Volume 4: Measurement and Analysis of Crime and Justice
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  Author(s): Robert Kaminski ; Nancy La Vigne
  Editor(s): David Duffee
  Project Director: Robert Kaminski ; Nancy La Vigne
  Date Published: 07/2000
  Page Count: 608
  Annotation: These 12 papers examine methodological debates that have shaped the evolution of research on crime and justice and explore current knowledge, trends, and future directions in the measurement and analysis of crime and the criminal justice system and the consequences of such measurement and analysis for justice processes and research.
  Abstract: The papers cover four main themes: (1) theoretical frameworks, (2) data and measurement, (3) analytic problems, and (4) the use of research in decision making. Topics include sampling, mathematical modeling, statistical analysis, data visualization, research design, and others. The papers highlight measurement dilemmas and solutions as well as analytic difficulties and applications that have contributed to what is now known and what is still not known about crime and justice. The first five chapters examine general issues in the measurement and analysis of crime and crime control. These chapters focus on dilemmas and difficulties with self-report surveys, problems and progress in cross-national comparisons, problems in analyzing crime data that are spatially and temporally clustered, and cost-benefit analysis in criminal justice. The next three chapters cover the measurement of sexual victimization, the measurement and control of fear of crime, and the measurement and control of drug abuse. The final two chapters examine measurement of characteristics of police agencies and court performance and raise issues relevant to other aspects of the justice system. Tables, figures, appended list of the contents in the other three volumes in the Criminal Justice 2000 series, and chapter notes and reference lists
  Main Term(s): Criminology
  Index Term(s): Drug abuse ; Testing and measurement ; Cost/Benefit Analysis ; Drug prevention programs ; Research methods ; Sex offenses ; Data collection ; Fear of crime ; Research design ; Sexual assault victims ; Crime control policies ; US/foreign comparisons ; Scientific techniques ; Corrections research ; Criminal justice research ; Court research ; Police research ; Self-report studies ; Drug Policy
  Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
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  Type: Best Practice/State-of-the-Art Review
  Country: United States of America
  Language: English
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