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NCJ Number: 35559 Find in a Library
Title: CRIME ANALYSIS
Author(s): R P MCCAULEY
Corporate Author: National Crime Prevention Institute
United States of America
Date Published: Unknown
Page Count: 75
Sponsoring Agency: National Crime Prevention Institute
Louisville, KY 40205
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: INTENDED FOR STUDENTS OF LAW ENFORCEMENT, THIS PAPER PROVIDES AN INTRODUCTION TO BASIC STATISTICAL CONCEPTS AND OPERATIONS, AND PRESENTS A SAMPLE RESEARCH PROBLEM TO ILLUSTRATE THESE STATISTICAL METHODS.
Abstract: THE VARIOUS USES OF STATISTICS AND CRIME ANALYSIS ARE OUTLINED IN THE INITIAL SECTIONS OF THIS REPORT. SUCH STATISTICAL CONCEPTS AS SAMPLES, POPULATIONS, THE NORMAL CURVE, VARIABILITY, CORRELATIONS, AND CORRELATION COEFFICIENTS ARE EXAMINED. THE METHODS OF CALCULATING FREQUENCY DISTRIBUTIONS, PERCENTILES; AVERAGES, STANDARD DEVIATIONS, CORRELATIONS, AND CHI SQUARES ARE EXPLAINED. THE SAMPLE RESEARCH PROBLEM INCLUDED IN THIS REPORT INVOLVES THE ADMINISTRATION AND STATISTICAL ANALYSIS OF A POLICE COMMUNICATIONS QUESTIONNAIRE.
Index Term(s): Crime analysis; Data analysis; Data collection devices; Research methods
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