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Understanding crime statistics : revisiting the divergence of the NCVS and UCR

Author: James P Lynch; Lynn A Addington
Publisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, 2007.
Series: Cambridge studies in criminology.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book examines recent changes in the UCR and the NCVS and assesses the effect of divergence.

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: James P Lynch; Lynn A Addington
ISBN: 9780521862042 0521862043 9780521680417 0521680417
OCLC Number: 69331672
Description: xiv, 340 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Overview of the two national measures of U.S. crime --
Introduction to the National Crime Victimization Survey --
Introduction to the Uniform Crime Reporting program --
What is convergence and what do we know about it? --
Sources of divergence in the NCVS --
Methodological change in the NCVS and the effect on convergence --
Series victimizations and divergence --
Exploring differences in estimates of visits to emergency rooms for injuries from assaults using the NCVS and NHAMCS --
Sources of divergence in the UCR --
Using NIBRS to study methodological sources of divergence between the UCR and NCVS --
Explaining the divergence between UCR and NCVS aggravated assault trends --
Missing UCR data and divergence of the NCVS and UCR trends.
Series Title: Cambridge studies in criminology.
Responsibility: edited by James P. Lynch, Lynn A. Addington.
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