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Title: Cross-National Studies in Crime and Justice
Corporate Author: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Editor(s): David P. Farrington; Patrick A. Langan; Michael Tonry
Date Published: September 2004
Page Count: 300
Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
Washington, DC 20531
Justice Statistics Clearinghouse/NCJRS
Rockville, MD 20849
NCJRS Photocopy Services
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
Sale Source: NCJRS Photocopy Services
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Justice Statistics Clearinghouse/NCJRS
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United States of America
Document: Agency Summary|PDF|Text
Agency Summary: 
Type: Report (Study/Research) ; Statistics
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report summarizes the results from a study that documents crime and criminal punishment trends from 1981 to 1999 in eight countries: Australia, Canada, England, the Netherlands, Scotland, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United States.
Abstract: To enhance comparability, each paper deals with six crimes that are similarly defined across the eight countries: murder, rape, noncommercial robbery, serious assault, household burglary, and completed motor vehicle theft. Each paper uses the same set of measures of criminal punishment. Measures include sentence length imposed, percent of sentence served, and probabilities of arrest, of conviction, and of incarceration. Figures, tables, references
Main Term(s): Foreign crime statistics
Index Term(s): Australia; Canada; Crime in foreign countries; Cross-cultural analyses; Cross-cultural comparisons; England; Foreign sentencing statistics; Netherlands; Scotland; Sweden; Switzerland; Trend analysis; United States of America; Wales
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