This book examines recent changes in the UCR and the NCVS and assesses the effect of divergence.
Table of Contents
Introduction: 1. Introduction James P. Lynch and Lynn A. Addington; Part I. Overview of the Two National Measures of U.S. Crime: 2. Introduction to the National Crime Victimization Survey Michael Rand and Callie Rennison; 3. Introduction to the Uniform Crime Reporting Program Cynthia Barnett-Ryan; Part II. Defining Divergence and Convergence: 4. What is convergence, and what do we know about it? David McDowall and Colin Loftin; Part III. Sources of Divergence in the NCVS: 5. Methodological change in the NCVS and the effect on convergence Shannan M. Catalano; 6. Series victimizations and divergence Mike Planty; 7. Exploring differences in estimates of visits to emergency rooms for injuries from assaults using the NCVS and NHAMCS Jacqueline Cohen and James P. Lynch; Part IV. Sources of Divergence in the UCR: 8. Using NIBRS to study methodological sources of divergence between the UCR and NCVS Lynn A. Addington; 9. Explaining the divergence between UCR and NCVS aggravated assault trends Richard Rosenfeld; 10. Missing UCR data and divergence of the NCVS and UCR trends Michael D. Maltz; Conclusion James P. Lynch and Lynn A. Addington.
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