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NCJ Number: 98791 Find in a Library
Title: National Assessment of Criminal Justice Needs, 1983
Author(s): C Kent
Date Published: 1985
Page Count: 55
Sponsoring Agency: Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research
Ann Arbor, MI 48106
Grant Number: 80-IJ-CX-0001
Publication Number: ICPSR 8362
Sale Source: Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research
P.O. Box 1248
Ann Arbor, MI 48106
United States of America
Dataset: DATASET 1
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This codebook for a 1983 survey of criminal justice professionals regarding their highest priority needs contains a brief description of the study, the six questionnaires used, and other study material.
Abstract: The study description indicates that a questionnaire was mailed to each of the following six professional groups: judges and trial court administrators, corrections officials, public defenders, police, prosecutors, and probation/parole officials. It also reports that selected respondents were contacted by telephone to clarify their expressed problems and needs. In addition to presenting the questionnaire and cover letter sent to each of the six groups, the codebook contains a copy of the telephone interview guide. Other materials in the codebook are (1) a table showing the types of respondents receiving each questionnaire, their ID numbers, and whether they represent a sample or a census; (2) an alphabetical list of States and State abbreviations; and (3) the code numbers and descriptions for the 'most pressing problems' identified by the respondents.
Index Term(s): Correctional staff needs assessment; Court personnel; Criminal justice staff needs assessment; Law enforcement staff needs assessment; Questionnaires
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