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Title: Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics, 2001
Corporate Author: Hindelang Criminal Justice Research Ctr
State University of New York at Albany
United States of America
Editor(s): Ann L. Pastore ; Kathleen Maguire
Date Published: 2002
Page Count: 657
Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Statistics
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Grant Number: 2002-BJ-R-081
Publication Number: ISBN 0-16-051210-7
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Agency Summary: Agency Summary 
Type: Statistics
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This annual statistical report provides nationwide data on crime and the administration of justice and on public attitudes toward various crime and justice issues in the United States in the year 2001.
Abstract: The Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics compiles annual statistical information about crime and criminal justice in the United States. In this 29th annual edition of the Sourcebook, data is provided on crime and the administration of justice and public attitudes towards various crime and justice issues in the year 2001. The report is divided into six sections: (1) characteristics of the criminal justice systems; (2) public attitudes toward crime and criminal justice-related topics; (3) nature and distribution of known offenses; (4) characteristics and distribution of persons arrested; (5) judicial processing of defendants; and (6) persons under correctional supervision. Included for the first time in this edition of the Sourcebook are tables displaying statistics on use of DNA evidence by State court prosecutors, public attitudes toward the causes and consequences of underage drinking, recidivism rates of State prisoners from the first study on the subject since the 1980's, students reporting fear of victimization at school, persons detained by the Immigration and Naturalization Service, and the use of firearms by offenders. Appendices 1-15 and tables
Main Term(s): Criminal justice statistics
Index Term(s): Offenders ; Public Attitudes/Opinion ; Arrest statistics ; Offense statistics ; Crime Statistics ; Immigration offenses ; Court statistics ; Inmate statistics ; Corrections statistics ; Inmates ; Victimization ; Firearms ; Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) ; Recidivism statistics ; Public Opinion of Crime
   
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