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  NCJ Number: NCJ 171680     Find in a Library
  Title: Reconciling Federal Criminal Case Processing Statistics: A Federal Justice Statistics Program Methodology Report
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  Agency Summary: Agency Summary 
  Author(s): John Scalia ; William J. Sabol
  Date Published: 1999
  Page Count: 19
  Annotation: This report summarizes the technical work underlying the conclusions of the Interagency Working Group on Federal Criminal Case Processing Statistics.
  Abstract: The Working Group convened in 1995, was tasked by the Attorney General to study, identify, and reconcile differences in official statistics describing the Federal criminal justice system reported by the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts, the Executive Office for U.S. Attorney, the U.S. Sentencing Commission, the Federal Bureau of Prisons, and the Bureau of Justice Statistics. The Working Group concluded that the differences in official statistics are attributable to (1) the differing ways the agencies define defendants in key case processing events, (2) the time periods covering the reported events, (3) the methods used to classify offenses and case types, and (4) the methods used to classify disposition and sentences imposed. Tables, notes, appendix
  Main Term(s): Crime Statistics ; Statistics
  Index Term(s): Offender statistics ; Statistical analysis ; Offense statistics ; Inmate statistics ; Federal Bureau of Prisons ; Research methods ; Interagency cooperation ; Techniques ; Data analysis ; Data collection ; Federal programs ; District Courts (Federal) ; Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) ; Courts ; Criminal justice coordinating committee ; Federal criminal justice system ; Federal prisoners ; US Sentencing Commission ; Sentencing statistics
  Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
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  Type: Statistics
  Country: United States of America
  Language: English
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