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NCJ Number: 32728 Find in a Library
Title: TAKING FACTUAL AIM AT THE CRIME MYTHS
Journal: TRIAL  Volume:12  Issue:3  Dated:(MARCH 1976)  Pages:24-25,28-29
Author(s): R A MCGEE
Corporate Author: Association of Trial Lawyers of America
United States of America
Date Published: 1976
Page Count: 4
Sponsoring Agency: Association of Trial Lawyers of America
Type: Statistics
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: DESCRIPTION OF CALIFORNIA'S OFFENDER-BASED TRANSACTION STATISTICS SYSTEM (OBTS) AND RECOMMENDATION FOR IMPLEMENTATION OF SIMILAR INFORMATION SYSTEMS IN EVERY STATE.
Abstract: THE AUTHOR SEEKS TO DISPEL MYTHS ABOUT CRIME AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE FUNCTIONS WHICH ARE BASED ON THE INSUFFICIENT DATA NOW AVAILABLE AS CRIME STATISTICS AND INDICATORS. STATISTICS EXPLAINING THE DISPOSITION OF FELONY CASES IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA IN 1974 ARE EXAMINED TO ILLUSTRATE WHAT THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM ACTUALLY DOES WITH PERSONS ARRESTED AND CHARGED WITH FELONY OFFENSES.
Index Term(s): California; Crime Statistics; Criminal justice statistics; Dispositions; Felony; Information Systems and Technology; Offender-based transaction statistics
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