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Collecting and Processing Multistate Criminal-History Data for Statistical Analysis

NCJ Number
250750
Date Published
April 2019
Author(s)
Matthew R. Durose, BJS Statisticians; Alexia D. Cooper, Ph.D., BJS Statisticians; Howard N. Snyder, Ph.D., former BJS Statistician
Publication Type
Publication
Annotation

Presents methods used by Bureau of Justice Statistics to collect and process state and federal criminal-history data for reporting on criminal offending and recidivism patterns.

Abstract

Presents methods used by Bureau of Justice Statistics to collect and process state and federal criminal-history data for reporting on criminal offending and recidivism patterns. This report discusses technical and methodological issues in developing an automated system to convert state- and federal-specific criminal-history information into research datasets.

Date Created: April 23, 2019