This is not a random sample, but the 52 nations in the
collection were drawn from the seven major regions of the world and
represent a wide range of levels of development, types of economy,
political environments, and criminal justice system structures. Three
criteria for selecting the sample were employed: (1) the nation had to
be a member of INTERPOL between the years 1960 and 1984, (2) the nation
had to report crime data to the Secretariat of INTERPOL between the
years 1960 and 1984, and (3) the nation could skip no more than three
of INTERPOL's two-year crime data reporting periods.
All nations in the world.
(1) International Criminal Police Organization
(INTERPOL), (2) the United Nations, (3) the World Bank, (4) the
International Monetary Fund, and (5) other national and international