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NCJ Number: NCJ 232195     Find in a Library
Title: NICS Improvement Amendments Act: State Records Estimates Development and Validation Project, Year One Report
Author(s): Richard Schauffler ; Shauna Strickland ; Ashley Mason ; Owen Greenspan ; Dennis DeBacco
Date Published: 10/2010
Page Count: 79
Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Statistics
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Grant Number: 2009-NS-BX-K050
Sale Source: NCJRS Photocopy Services
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Document: PDF 
Type: Statistics ; Legislation/Policy Analysis
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report discusses an analysis of State records estimates, statistical models developed to determine the reasonableness of estimates reported, and the feasibility of creating estimates for non-responding States and recommendations for future efforts at improving records estimates provided for the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS).
Abstract: The National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) Improvement Amendments Act of 2007 (NIAA) requires States to report reasonable estimates of the number of records available to the NICS. The National Center for State Courts (NCSC), in partnership with SEARCH, was awarded the NICS State Records Estimates Development and Validation Project to assist the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) in determining the reasonableness of State estimates and in creating estimates for non-reporting States. This report discusses the NCSC’s and SEARCH’s analysis of State record estimates, the statistical models developed to determine the reasonableness of estimates reported to BJS and the feasibility of creating estimates for non-responding States and recommendations for future efforts at improving record estimates provided for NICS. This project was supported by Grant No. 2009-NS-BX-K050 awarded by the Bureau of Justice Statistics, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice. Points of view in this document are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the US Department of Justice.
Main Term(s): Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) ; Gun control legislation
Index Term(s): Firearms acts ; Gun Control ; Weapons Violations/Offenses ; Laws and Statutes ; Weapons ; Gun Control Act of 1968 ; Citizen gun ownership ; BJS final report ; BJS grant-related documents
   
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