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NCJ Number: 147885 Find in a Library
Title: ARE INTERNATIONAL MURDER DATA VALID AND RELIABLE? SOME EVIDENCE TO SUPPORT THE USE OF INTERPOL DATA
Journal: International Journal of Comparative and Applied Criminal Justice  Volume:17  Issue:1/2  Dated:(Spring/Fall 1993)  Pages:77-89
Author(s): W S W Huang
Date Published: 1993
Page Count: 13
Type: Statistics
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This is an evaluation of Interpol's murder data.
Abstract: Reviews of survey studies in different nations suggested that Interpol's murder data were valid because most unreported crimes were minor; rates of unreported crimes were similar in developing and developed countries; methodological and definitional variations could be considered random measurement errors. The LISREL model assessing reliability estimates found that Interpol data were reliable and stable measures across nations and time. Tables, references
Main Term(s): Statistics
Index Term(s): Criminology; Foreign crime statistics; Homicide; International crime statistics
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