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Publication Panel Study of Victimization by Crime - Final Report This report describes a research effort which focused on the design of the National Crime Survey (NCS), with particular emphasis on panel attrition, the effects of selecting household respondents, and definitions of repeat victimization by crime.
9/1/1982 NCJ 88148
Publication Victim and Witness Assistance - New State Laws and the System's Response The victim/witness movement has achieved considerable success in the State legislatures in recent years, but little attention has been paid to the operational implications inherent in such programs or to the substantial financial responsibilities imposed on the criminal justice system.
5/1/1983 NCJ 87934
Publication Prisoners in 1982 At the end of 1982, there were 412,303 inmates in state and federal prisons. The annual increase of almost 43,000 inmates was the highest in any year since data become available in 1925.
4/1/1983 NCJ 87933
Publication State Court Caseload Statistics, 1977-81 This is a discrete reference volume, containing structure charts, statewide aggregate caseload data and reporting practices, population trends, and a detailed explanation of the Court Statistics Project (CSP) methodology.
2/1/1983 NCJ 87587
Publication State Court Caseload Statistics, 1977 to 1981 In 1981, the 50 States and the District of Columbia reported over 82 million cases filed in their respective trial courts. Between 1977 and 1981, the number of civil case filings increased by 31 percent.
Part of the State Court Organization Series
2/1/1983 NCJ 87587
Publication Criminal Victimization in the U.S. 1980-81 Changes Based on New Estimates A summary of the findings from the 1981 National Crime Survey accompanies a discussion of the changes in the estimates of the 1980 data based on the use of the actual population figures from the 1980 census.
Part of the Criminal Victimization: National Crime Victimization Survey Series
3/1/1983 NCJ 87577
Publication Prisoners and Drugs Almost a third of all State prisoners in 1979 were under the influence of an illegal drug when they committed the crimes for which they were incarcerated, and more than half had taken drugs during the month before the crime.
3/1/1983 NCJ 87575
Publication Guide to Microcomputers for Criminal Justice Criminal justice agencies, particularly those interested in acquiring their first computer, can follow this nontechnical, step-by-step approach to purchasing a microcomputer.
1/1/1982 NCJ 87525
Publication Effects of Police Agency Size on the Use of Police Employees - A Re-Examination of Ostrom, Parks, and Whitaker Focusing on the small end of the police agency size continuum, Ostrom, Parks and Whitaker concluded that police agency size is positively related to administrative overhead and functional specialization and negatively related to patrol density.
12/1/1983 NCJ 87409
Publication Characteristics of Persons Entering Parole During 1978 and 1979 This report covers the characteristics of persons entering parole during 1978 and 1979 and provides a 1-year followup of persons entering parole during 1978. It traces persons entering parole during 1978 from sentencing through prison admission, release to parole, and follow-up during the first year after release.
4/1/1983 NCJ 87243
Publication Justice Expenditure and Employment in the United States, 1979 This annual report provides 61 tables of comprehensive data on spending and personnel levels for 1979 for Federal, State, and local governments in six sectors: police protection, judicial, legal services and prosecution, public defense, corrections, and 'other criminal justice.'
6/1/1983 NCJ 87242
Publication Jail Inmates, 1982 An estimated 210,000 persons were confined in the nation's local jails on June 30, 1982. Jails held one inmate for every two inmates held in state and federal prisons.
Part of the Census of Jails Series
2/1/1983 NCJ 87161
Publication Report to the Nation on Crime and Justice - The Data This nontechnical report digests the latest available data to give the general reader a clear, accurate overview of crime, victims, offenders, and the criminal justice system and its costs.
10/1/1983 NCJ 87068
Publication Communications Center Staff - A Review of Current Training and Employment Practices, With Recommendation for Improvement This document reports a 2-year study undertaken to develop better staff selection and training approaches to improve the operational skills of personnel in communications facilities.
9/1/1980 NCJ 86956
Publication State Court Caseload Statistics - Annual Report, 1977 This report, third in a series, presents statistical caseload data compiled from annual reports of each State court system and from other data during 1977.
1/1/1982 NCJ 86854
Publication Criminal Justice Projection Package - User's Guide This is a comprehensive set of 10 programs designed to provide the tools for a wide range of forecasting tasks, including policy issues related to arrest projections, general processing flow, and prison population projections.
4/1/1982 NCJ 86832
Publication State of the States - Statistical Analysis Centers - July 1982 A 1982 survey of 38 Statistical Analysis Centers (SAC) in the States and territories provides an up-to-date picture of their organization, statistical and analytic capabilities, staffing, funding, and use of computer resources.
12/1/1982 NCJ 86823
Publication Computer-Aided Techniques Against Public Assistance Fraud - A Case Study of the Aid to Families With Dependent Children (AFDC) Program An assessment of computer-aided techniques to address fraud in the Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) program concludes that such methods play only a supporting role in preventing and detecting fraud and that their effectiveness has been limited by poor data quality and inadequate administrative and managerial support.
1/1/1980 NCJ 86514
Publication Prevention and Control of Fraud - A Case Study of the Medicaid Program This report presents four case studies describing the efforts of the States of California, Michigan, Vermont, and Washington to control and prevent fraud in the Medicaid program.
11/1/1981 NCJ 86513
Publication Prevention and Control of Fraud - An Overview of Federal Efforts Because fraud prevention and control require the analysis of comprehensive, reliable, and timely information, this study determined what information is currently available about the nature and scope of fraud in government programs.
11/1/1981 NCJ 86512
Publication Prisoners in State and Federal Institutions on December 31, 1981 This report, one of an annual series prepared under the National Prisoner Statistics program, presents data for 1981 on the number and movement of prisoners in all State and Federal correctional institutions.
Part of the Prisoners Series
4/1/1983 NCJ 86485
Publication Capital Punishment, 1981 This report, one in a series published under the National Prisoner Statistics (NPS) program, summarizes data on prisoners under sentence of death in 1981, on prisoners executed since 1930, and on recent trends in capital punishment legislation.
Part of the Capital Punishment Series
12/1/1982 NCJ 86484
Publication Prosecution of Felony Arrests, 1979 This report provides statistical data and qualitative information on felony arrests in 1979 from initial screening by prosecutors to final disposition and sentencing.
12/1/1983 NCJ 86482
Publication Prisoners and Alcohol Data from a 1979 survey on state prison inmates' alcohol use suggest a relationship between alcohol consumption just prior to the crime and the crime itself, although figures are inconclusive.
Part of the Census of State and Federal Correctional Facilities Series
1/1/1983 NCJ 86223
Publication Justice System Improvement Act Agencies - Second Annual Report, Fiscal Year 1981 This report discusses the programs under the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS); the National Institute of Justice (NIJ); the Office of Justice Assistance, Research, and Statistics (OJARS); LEAA; and the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP).
1/1/1981 NCJ 86003
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