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Title: Bureau of Justice Statistics Profile Data, 1968-1978
Corporate Author: US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Assistance, Research, and Statistics
United States of America
Date Published: 1985
Page Count: 17
Sponsoring Agency: Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research
Ann Arbor, MI 48106
US Dept of Justice
Washington, DC 20531
Sale Source: Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research
P.O. Box 1248
Ann Arbor, MI 48106
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This manual describes the data elements of the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) File (PROFILE) System for 1968-78, which consists of the automated storage and retrieval of information on BJS-sponsored programs.
Abstract: Basic data elements include grant title, grantee and project location, critical funding dates, government level and type of grantee, financial data, project director's name, availability of the reports, and appropriate identification numbers. Program descriptors make up the second type of data elements. These elements, which form the program classification system, describe the key characteristics of the program: its subject; its primary and secondary activity; whether it affects a juvenile or adult problem; and what crimes, clients, staff, program strategies, agencies, equipment, or research methods are to be affected by the project. A chart for the subgrant data base file layout provides the record and block lengths, the field name, field length, number of occurrences, total length, and start position. An appendix presents subgrant field definitions.
Index Term(s): Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS); Grants or contracts; Information Systems and Technology
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