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NCJ Number: 31754 Find in a Library
Title: CRIMINAL INCIDENTS AND DEFENDANTS INVOLVED IN THEM - AN EMPIRICAL ANALYSIS BASED ON A NEW CRIME CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM
Author(s): K WILLIAMS
Corporate Author: INSLAW
United States of America
Date Published: 1975
Page Count: 42
Sponsoring Agency: INSLAW
Washington, DC 20005
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
US Dept of Justice

US Dept of Justice NIJ Pub
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 74-NI-99-0008
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Statistics
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THIS DOCUMENT PRESENTS AN ANALYSIS OF THE FREQUENCY AND CHARACTERISTICS OF CRIMINAL INCIDENTS AND THE DEFENDANTS INVOLVED IN WASHINGTON, D.C. DURING 1973, AND DISCUSSES THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE CRIME CLASSIFICATION SCHEME.
Abstract: DATA FOR THE ANALYSIS WAS GATHERED FROM THE WASHINGTON, D.C. PROSECUTOR'S MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEM (PROMIS). CRIMINAL INCIDENTS ARE REPORTED FOR SUCH FACTORS AS SERIOUSNESS OF CHARGE AND TYPE OF VICTIM. DEFENDANT RELATED FACTORS REPORTED IN THIS DOCUMENT INCLUDE NUMBER OF CODEFENDANTS, NUMBER OF VICTIMS, AGE, RACE, PRIOR ARRESTS, CRIME SERIOUSNESS, AND THE RELATIONSHIP OF THE DEFENDANT AND VICTIM. THE FOUR STAGES UNDERTAKEN IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM ARE BRIEFLY DESCRIBED. THESE INCLUDE EXAMINATION OF EXISTING TYPOLOGIES, AN EXAMINATION OF THE DATA SOURCES WITH WHICH PROMIS DATA WOULD EVENTUALLY BE COMPARED, A REVIEW OF PROMIS DATA FOR 1973, AND DEVELOPMENT OF A VERSION OF THE CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM. THE PROCEDURE FOR CLASSIFYING CRIMINAL INCIDENTS AND CASES IN PROMIS AND SOME FURTHER USES OF THE CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM ARE ALSO DISCUSSED.
Index Term(s): Crime patterns; Criminal histories; Data analysis; Defendants; Demography; District of Columbia; Information processing; Information Systems and Technology; Offender classification; Offense classification; Offenses; Prosecutors Management Information System; Social conditions; Statistical analysis
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