ERIC Number: ED298421
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
BJS Data Report, 1987.
Department of Justice, Washington, DC. Bureau of Justice Statistics.
The introduction to this report describes the functions and activities of the United States Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) which collects, analyzes, publishes, and disseminates statistical information on crime, victims of crime, criminal offenders, and operations of justice systems at all levels of government; provides financial and technical support to state statistical and operating agencies; and analyzes national information policy on such issues as the privacy, confidentiality, and security of criminal justice data and the interstate exchange of criminal records. This report was created to supply summary information on the most current data available from all the BJS statistical series. A section on crime looks at crime trends, incidence, violent crime, victims, weapons, and the offender-victim relationship. Another section examines characteristics of robbery, domestic violence against women, rape, household burglary, bank robbery, and automated teller machine loss and theft. Another section looks at drugs and crime, sentences and time served by drug offenders, drug offender profiles, drug use in the general population, and public opinion about drugs. A section on corrections examines state prisons, adult correctional populations, juveniles, international incarceration rates, prison crowding, characteristics of inmates, funding, time served in prison, and capital punishment. Other sections focus on the cost of crime; the public response to crime; adjudication and sentencing; recidivism and career criminals; and privacy, confidentiality, and security of criminal justice data. (NB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of Justice, Washington, DC. Bureau of Justice Statistics.