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Modernizing the Nation’s Crime Statistics

In collaboration with the Committee on National Statistics. Beginning in October 2013, an ad hoc committee will be convened to assess and make recommendations for the development of a modern set of crime measures in the United States and the best means for obtaining them.


This study is sponsored by The Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Bureau of Justice Statistics

Project Scope

A panel of the National Research Council will assess and make recommendations for the development of a modern set of crime measures in the United States and the best means for obtaining them. For example, better information is needed on certain crime types such as against businesses or organizations and personal identity theft; also needed is greater ability to associate attributes such as firearms or drug involvement to crime types, and more complete adoption of electronic reporting, data capture, and system interoperability.



Members
Jeffrey L. Sedgwick (Chair), Keswick Advisors, LLC
Daniel B. Bibel, Massachusetts State Police
Jonathan P. Caulkins, Carnegie Mellon University
Kim English, Colorado Division of Criminal Justice
Robert M. Goerge, The University of Chicago
Nola M. Joyce, Philadelphia Police Department
Janet L. Lauritsen, University of Missouri-St. Louis
Jennifer H. Madans, National Center for Health Statistics
Michael D. Maltz, The University of Chicago
David McDowall, State University of New York at Albany
Michael C. Miller, Coral Gables Police Department
James J. Nolan, III, West Virginia University
Amy B. O'Hara, U.S. Census Bureau
John V. Pepper, University of Virginia
Alex R. Piquero, The University of Texas at Dallas
For more information, see the complete record at the National Academies' Current Project site

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