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Publication Arrest-Related Deaths Program Assessment: Technical Report

Duren Banks, Ph.D., Lance Couzens, Caroline Blanton, Devon Cribb, RTI International

March 3, 2015    NCJ 248543

Provides a technical assessment of the coverage of the Arrest-Related Deaths (ARD) component of the Deaths in Custody Reporting Program (DCRP). Data from the ARD program represent a national accounting of persons who have died during the process of arrest, including homicides by law enforcement personnel and deaths attributed to suicide, intoxication, accidental injury, and natural causes. This technical report compared the coverage of the ARD program to Supplementary Homicide Reports (SHR) maintained by the FBI. The coverage assessment matched law enforcement homicides captured by the ARD program to those found in the SHR, followed by a capture-recapture analysis to provide information on the scope and characteristics of cases eligible for inclusion in the ARD program that are captured in one or both of these data systems. The report also evaluated aspects of the ARD program methodology. See also Assessment of Coverage in the Arrest-Related Deaths Program and Arrest-Related Deaths Program: Data Quality Profile.

Part of the Arrest-Related Deaths Series

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Mortality in Correctional Institutions (MCI) (Formerly Deaths in Custody Reporting Program (DCRP))

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