Corrections Sentencing folks may not be as familiar with NIBRS (National Incident Based Reporting System) as law enforcement folks are, but the much more thorough than traditional crime reporting data in the system promise in-depth exams of crimes and how to deal with them than we've had before. As proof, my former colleagues at the Justice Research and Statistics Association have dedicated an issue of their Justice Research and Policy journal to studies of its application. Here's the announcement if you want to be better informed:
The Justice Research and Statistics Association is pleased to announce that its journal, Justice Research and Policy, is publishing a special NIBRS Research Issue in December. Orders received by December 1 will be guaranteed a print copy; thereafter only electronic copies may be available. The issue contains six articles (see below) that utilize the FBI’s National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS) as a data source:
Order the NIBRS Issue and Subscribe to JRP for $45
For $45, you receive the special issue, an electronic subscription to JRP through December 2008, and electronic access to all back issues of JRP when the electronic journal goes live in the spring of 2008.
Order the NIBRS Issue for $25
For $25 you receive a copy of the special issue.
Table of Contents
· IMPACT OF EMPLOYMENT, FAMILY STRUCTURE, AND INCOME ON NIBRS OFFENSE, VICTIM, by Roland Chilton, Wendy C. Regoeczi
· POLICY, PLACE AND PERPETRATORS: USING NIBRS TO EXPLAIN ARREST PRACTICES IN
INTIMATE PARTNER VIOLENCE by April Pattavina, Eve Buzawa, David Hirschel,
· RACE AND VIOLENT OFFENDER “PROPENSITY”: DOES THE INTRARACIAL NATURE OF
VIOLENT CRIME PERSIST ON THE LOCAL LEVEL? by Sarah Becker
· HOT VS. COLD CASES: EXAMINING TIME TO CLEARANCE FOR HOMICIDES
USING NIBRS DATA by Lynn Addington
· LETHAL WEAPONS: EFFECTS OF FIREARM TYPES ON THE OUTCOME OF VIOLENT
ENCOUNTERS by Nicholas E. Libby, Jay Corzine
GUN AVAILABILITY AND CRIME IN WEST VIRGINIA: AN EXAMINATION OF NIBRS DATA by Stephen M. Haas, John P. Jarvis, Eric Jefferis, Erica Turley
Visit www.jrsa.org and click on “Special NIBRS Issue” on the home page for article abstracts and information on ordering!
For questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 202-842-9330.