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Publication Arrest-Related Deaths Program: Data Quality Profile

Michael G. Planty, Ph.D., Andrea M. Burch, Bureau of Justice Statistics, Duren Banks, Ph.D., Lance Couzens, Caroline Blanton, Devon Cribb, RTI International

March 3, 2015    NCJ 248544

Provides a data quality profile of the Arrest-Related Deaths (ARD) component of the Deaths in Custody Reporting Program (DCRP). Data from the ARD 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. The report provides an overview of the ARD program, a description of the current data collection methodologies, and an assessment of the coverage for ARD cases involving law enforcement homicides. See also Assessment of Coverage in the Arrest-Related Deaths Program and Arrest-Related Deaths Program Assessment: Technical Report.

Part of the Arrest-Related Deaths Series

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Arrest-Related Deaths (ARD)
Mortality in Correctional Institutions (MCI) (Formerly Deaths in Custody Reporting Program (DCRP))

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