Understanding crime statistics : revisiting the divergence of the NCVS and UCR / edited by James P. Lynch, Lynn A. Addington
- Cambridge studies in criminology
- Overview of the two national measures of U.S. crime -- Introduction to the National Crime Victimization Survey -- Introduction to the Uniform Crime Reporting program -- What is convergence XE "convergence" and what do we know about it? -- Sources of divergence XE "divergence" in the NCVS -- Methodological change in the NCVS and the effect on convergence XE "convergence" -- Series victimizations and divergence XE "divergence" -- Exploring differences in estimates XE "estimates" of visits to emergency XE "emergency departments (ED)" rooms for injuries XE "injuries" from assaults using the NCVS and NHAMCS XE "national Hospital Ambulatory Care Survey (NHAMCS)" -- Sources of divergence XE "divergence" in the UCR -- Using NIBRS XE "national incident-based reporting system (NIBRS)" to study methodological sources of divergence XE "divergence" between the UCR and NCVS -- Explaining the divergence XE "divergence" between UCR and NCVS aggravated assault trends XE "trends" -- Missing UCR data and divergence XE "divergence" of the NCVS and UCR trends XE "trends" -- Conclusion -- Contributor biographies.
- 9780521862042 (hardback), 0521862043 (hardback), 9780521680417 (pbk.), and 0521680417 (pbk.)
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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