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NCJ Number: 36452 Find in a Library
Title: SINUSOIDAL PATTERN ANALYSIS IN CRIMINAL INCIDENCE
Journal: CRIMINOLOGY  Volume:14  Issue:2  Dated:(AUGUST 1976)  Pages:251-258
Author(s): J BANKS; D VATZ
Corporate Author: Sage Publications, Inc
United States of America
Date Published: 1976
Page Count: 8
Sponsoring Agency: Sage Publications, Inc
Thousand Oaks, CA 91320
Type: Statistics
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: ARTICLE DEMONSTRATING A SET OF STATISTICAL TECHNIQUES WHICH CAN BE USED TO ASSESS VARIATIONS IN DELINQUENCY OFFENSES, BASED ON OBSERVATIONS OF DATA ON SERIOUS OFFENSES COMMITTED BY JUVENILES IN FULTON COUNTY (GA).
Abstract: THE SUBJECTS ARE JUVENILES CONVICTED OF AGGRAVATED ASSAULT, AGGRAVATED BATTERY, BURGLARY, HOMICIDE, RAPE, AND ROBBERY OVER A 29-MONTH PERIOD. THREE DIFFERENT ANALYSES OF THE DATA WERE PERFORMED TO DETERMINE THE PATTERN OF THESE OFFENSES. THE FIRST ANALYSIS CONSISTED OF A SIMPLE LINEAR REGRESSION. THE SECOND EMPLOYED ADAPTIVE SMOOTHING. THE THIRD ANALYSIS INVOLVED MULTIPLE STEPWISE REGRESSION WITH SINE-COSINE PAIRS. A STATISTICALLY SIGNIFICANT SINUSOIDAL PATTERN WAS OBSERVED. (AUTHOR ABSTRACT MODIFIED)
Index Term(s): Assault and battery; Burglary; Crime Statistics; Georgia (USA); Homicide; Mathematical modeling; Rape; Robbery; Statistical analysis; Trend analysis
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