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Pub. Type Report
Title New Orleans Offender Study: Phase 1, Volume 1 Description of Official Record Data and Coding Process
Author(s) Geerken, Michael R.
Subtitle/Series Name Technical Report
Pub. Date Dec 1988
Abstract The database is unique in that it combines five separate record sets. These record sets include jail and penitentiary custody information; probation and parole supervision data; and local, State, and national arrest histories. The decisions used in the process of combining these data sets required research into the problems inherent in all official criminal history data and on analyses of data on offenders in New Orleans. Discussion of the impacts that statistical errors and biases have on criminal justice research, tables, appended lists of codes, and 19 references. source
Issue/No. NCJ 124023
Producer United States Department of Justice, National Institute of Justice
Place of Production Washington, DC

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