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NCJ Number: 250112 Find in a Library
Title: Arrest-Related Deaths Program Redesign Study, 2015-16: Preliminary Findings
Series: BJS Technical Reports
Author(s): Duren Banks Ph.D.; Paul Ruddle; Erin Kennedy; Michael G. Planty Ph.D.
Corporate Author: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Date Published: 2016
Page Count: 5
Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
Washington, DC 20531
Document: Agency Summary|PDF (Full Report)|PDF (Summary)
Agency Summary: https://www.bjs.gov/index.cfm?ty=pbdetail&iid=5864 
Format: Document; Document (Online)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Arrest-Related Deaths (ARD) Program Redesign Study, 2015–16: Preliminary Findings provides preliminary results of the Bureau of Justice Statistics' redesign of the ARD collection component of the Deaths in Custody Reporting Program
Abstract: Provides preliminary results of the Bureau of Justice Statistics' (BJS) redesign of the Arrest-Related Deaths (ARD) collection component of the Deaths in Custody Reporting Program, which was established in response to the Death in Custody Reporting Act of 2000 (P.L. 106-297), reauthorized in 2014. The ARD program represents a national accounting of persons who died during the process of arrest, including justifiable homicides by law enforcement personnel and deaths attributed to suicide, accidental injury, and natural causes. This technical report describes BJS 's revised hybrid ARD data collection process using open information sources and detailed official records from law enforcement agencies and medical examiner/coroners’ (ME/C) offices. It presents an assessment of the open source data collection method and provides preliminary counts of the number of deaths and other information reported by law enforcement agencies and ME/C offices.
Main Term(s): Custody deaths; Deaths in Custody
Index Term(s): BJS Resources; Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS); Data collections; Data integrity; Statistics
Note: Part of the Bureau of Justice Statistics "Arrest-Related Deaths" Series
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