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Title: Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics, 1988
Corporate Author: Hindelang Criminal Justice Research Ctr
State University of New York at Albany
United States of America
Editor(s): K M Jamieson; T J Flanagan
Date Published: 1988
Page Count: 758
Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
Washington, DC 20531
Hindelang Criminal Justice Research Ctr
Albany, NY 12222
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
NCJRS Photocopy Services
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
Southern Rural Development Ctr
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Grant Number: 88-BJ-CX-K018
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
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Document: PDF
Type: Report (Annual/Periodic)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This 16th annual Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics (1988) provides nationwide data of interest to the criminal justice community.
Abstract: The section on the characteristics of the criminal justice systems presents such data as the number and types of criminal justice agencies and employees, criminal justice expenditures, and workload of agency personnel. It also includes tables that summarize, State-by-State, the statutory, regulatory, or administrative characteristics and practices of criminal justice agencies. The section on public attitudes toward crime and criminal justice-related topics presents the results of nationwide public opinion polls on such matters as fear of victimization, the death penalty, prison reform, and gun control. The section on the nature and distribution of known offenses presents data on several indicators of the extent of illegal activities. The section on the characteristics and distribution of persons arrested includes counts of arrestees by age, sex, race, and area; proportions of known crimes cleared by arrests; and counts of illegal goods seized. The section on the judicial processing of defendants contains data on the number of juveniles and adults processed through the courts and on the characteristics, dispositions, and sentences of defendants. Data on persons under correctional supervision cover persons on probation and parole, the population and movement of inmates in State and Federal prisons, and characteristics of State prison inmates.
Main Term(s): Criminal justice statistics
Index Term(s): Inmate statistics; Judicial attitudes; Offense statistics; Public Attitudes/Opinion
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