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Bureau of Justice Statistics proposes revision of data collection on state criminal history information systems and extension of data collection on sexual victimization

The Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) encourages comments for 30 days until January 5, 2017, on the revision of a currently approved collection: 2014–2016 Survey of State Criminal History Information Systems. BJS also encourages comments for 60 days until February 6, 2017, on an extension of a currently approved collection: 2016–2018 Survey of Sexual Victimization (SSV). Your comments to BJS's requests to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), published in the Federal Register, should address points such as—

  • whether the proposed data collection is necessary, including whether the information will have practical utility
  • the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions
  • whether and how the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected can be enhanced
  • the burden of the information collection on respondents, including the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques.


BJS's victimization unit chief receives Young Career Award

The Bureau of Justice Statistics' (BJS) Victimization Unit Chief Lynn Langton received the 2016 White-Collar Crime Research Consortium (WCCRC) Young Career Award at the American Society of Criminology Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana.

This award recognizes outstanding contributions to scholarship on white-collar crime by persons early in their professional career. Select members of the WCCRC, which was founded by and is partially maintained by the White Collar Crime Center, choose recipients based on a single work or for a series of contributions.



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