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NCJ Number: 98797 Find in a Library
Title: Forensic Evidence and the Police, 1976-1980
Author(s): J L Paterson; S Mihajlovic; M Gilliland
Date Published: 1985
Page Count: 40
Sponsoring Agency: Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research
Ann Arbor, MI 48106
Grant Number: 82-IJ-CX-0064
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 manual describes the data set, data collection, data collection instruments, and sampling technique for a 1976-80 study of police reports, crime laboratory reports, and dispositions for adult cases of serious crimes in four cities: Peoria, Chicago, Kansas City, and Oakland.
Abstract: The data collection focuses on adult cases involving homicide, rape, robbery, aggravated assault/battery, burglary, and arson. A sampling approach was used in Chicago, Oakland, and Kansas City, the largest jurisdictions, and all crimes processed by the Peoria crime laboratory were included. The sources for the data collection were police, court, and laboratory records, with the primary source being police case files. For each city, cases were categorized by those cases where physical evidence was collected and examined and those where physical evidence was not collected. The data tape is described; the project codebook is provided.
Index Term(s): California; Criminal investigation; Data collections; Dispositions; Evidence; Evidence identification; Illinois; Information processing; Missouri; Police reports; Sampling
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