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Title: Comprehensive Study of the Hawaii Uniform Crime Reporting Program for the Department of the Attorney General: Final Report
Author(s): D J Roberts; S F Jacobs
Corporate Author: SEARCH - National Consortium for Justice Information and Statistics
United States of America
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 65
Sponsoring Agency: Hawaii Dept of the Attorney General
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
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SEARCH - National Consortium for Justice Information and Statistics
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Contract Number: 35311
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United States of America

SEARCH - National Consortium for Justice Information and Statistics
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Document: PDF
Type: Program/Project Evaluation
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study assesses the adequacy, effectiveness, and efficiency of Hawaii's current Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) program and recommends a course of action as needed for system improvements to satisfy the crime-statistics needs of Hawaii and its law enforcement agencies.
Abstract: The study's first phase assesses the adequacy, effectiveness, and efficiency of the existing UCR system and offers a "Background Report," which is included in this report. The project's second phase focuses on the formulation of a strategy for implementing an incident-based law enforcement reporting program. This is recommended in the belief that it will meet the needs of State and local agencies, address the information needs of community groups and other consumers of the data, and comply with the reporting requirements of the National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS). The researchers conclude that the phased implementation of an incident-based offense and arrest reporting system will give data providers, users, and consumers the information necessary to respond effectively to crime. Effective action against crime requires knowledge about current conditions, available alternatives, and the impact of intervention strategies. Incident-based reporting provides the mechanisms with which to build the foundation of knowledge necessary for effective action. Appended discussion of NIBRS data elements and data values
Main Term(s): Crime Statistics
Index Term(s): Criminology; Hawaii; State Uniform Crime Reports; Uniform crime reporting
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