Understanding crime incidence statistics: why the UCR diverges from the NCS

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Springer-Verlag, Sep 3, 1991 - Law - 132 pages
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This volume examines closely the differences in measurement systems with regard to crime incidence. Two independent national measures of crime incidence, the UCR (The Uniform Crime Reports) and the NCS (National Crime Survey), are compared; as well, their controversy among various fields of study requiring crime incidence statistics is discussed.

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Contents

Describing the Uniform Crime Reports and
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Why the NCS and the UCR Crime Index Appear
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The Importance of Nonuniformities in Measurement
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About the author (1991)

James P. Lynch is professor in the Department of Justice, Law, and Society at American University.