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NCJ Number: 51747 Find in a Library
Title: POPULATION PROJECTION METHODOLOGY WITH EMPHASIS ON SIMULATION TECHNIQUES (FROM OBSCIS COMPENDIUM PROCEEDINGS FROM THE OBSCIS SEMINAR, 1978, BY A H LAMMER - SEE NCJ-51740)
Author(s): W C PANNELL
Corporate Author: SEARCH Group Inc.
United States of America
Date Published: 1978
Page Count: 10
Sponsoring Agency: SEARCH Group Inc.
Sacramento, CA 95831
Type: Statistics
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THE CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS' USE OF COMPUTER SIMULATION TO PROJECT CORRECTIONS POPULATIONS OVER 10-YEAR PERIODS IS DESCRIBED.
Abstract: THE BASIC PROCEDURES AND POPULATION PROJECTION USES OF INPUT-OUTPUT ANALYSIS, REGRESSION ANALYSIS, AND MARKOV CHAINS ARE NOTED. BASIC CONCEPTS IN COMPUTER SIMULATION, SUCH AS RANDOM VARIABLES, DISTRIBUTION FUNCTIONS, ETC., ARE EXPLAINED. FLOW DIAGRAMS ILLUSTRATE THE ANALYSIS OF CALIFORNIA CORRECTIONS SYSTEM ACTIVITY ON WHICH COMPUTER SIMULATIONS OF THAT ACTIVITY ARE BASED. CALIFORNIA'S USE OF COMPUTER SIMULATION TO TRACK INDIVIDUALS THROUGH THE SYSTEM AND TO DEVELOP, ON THE BASIS OF THE TRACKINGS, POPULATION PROJECTIONS FOR THE DEPARTMENT'S PAROLE AND INSTITUTIONAL PROGRAMS IS DESCRIBED. CHARTS SHOW TYPICAL INPUT DATA AND COMPUTER PRINTOUTS FOR SIMULATIONS AND A COMPARISON OF THE RESULTS OF FOUR SIMULATION RUNS GENERATING PROJECTIONS FOR CALIFORNIA'S INSTITUTIONALIZED MALE FELON POPULATION FROM 1977-1987. AN OUTLINE OF THE SYSTEM STATES (INSTITUTION, PAROLE, SUSPENDED PAROLE) POSTULATED BY THE DEPARTMENT'S INPUT/OUTPUT MODEL AND OF THE INPUT/OUTPUT VARIABLES FOR EACH STATE IS INCLUDED, TOGETHER WITH A LIST OF REFERENCES. (LKM)
Index Term(s): California; Correctional information systems; Corrections statistics; Management Information Systems; Prediction; Simulation
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