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Publication Collecting and Processing Multistate Criminal-History Data for Statistical Analysis

Matthew R. Durose, Alexia D. Cooper, Ph.D., BJS Statisticians, Howard N. Snyder, Ph.D., former BJS Statistician

April 24, 2019    NCJ 250750

Presents methods used by Bureau of Justice Statistics to collect and process state and federal criminal-history data for reporting on criminal offending and recidivism patterns. This report discusses technical and methodological issues in developing an automated system to convert state- and federal-specific criminal-history information into research datasets.

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