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New BJS Working Paper Series
BJS has established a Criminal Justice Working Papers (CJWP) series, which provides preliminary analysis of substantive, technical, and methodological issues. These papers are works in progress designed to encourage discussion, promote the sharing of relevant findings and knowledge in a timely manner, contribute to scholarly debate, solicit constructive feedback on the research, and inform continuing work in the topic area. The views expressed in a working paper are those of the authors and not necessarily those of BJS or the U.S. Department of Justice. The authors accept responsibility for errors. Access detailed guidelines for the BJS Working Paper Series page and read the first paper, Federal Sentencing Disparity: 2005–2012.


 Bureau of Justice Statistics proposes generic information collection clearance
The Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) encourages comments for 60 days until December 7, 2015, on a generic information collection clearance that will allow BJS to conduct a variety of cognitive, pilot, and field test studies.
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 agencys 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.



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