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Victim Costs and Consequences : A New Look
s Sponsor special projects and research and development programs that will improve and strengthen the criminal justice system and reduce or prevent crime. s Conduct national demonstration projects…
Variability of undetermined manner of death classification in the US
The differing classification among states of many poisoning deaths has implications for the analysis of undetermined deaths within the NVDRS and for the examination of possible/probable suicides contained within the undetermined- or accidental-intent classifications.
The National Criminal Justice Treatment Practices survey: multilevel survey methods and procedures.
Effects of restrictive licensing of handguns on homicide and suicide in the District of Columbia.
- C. Loftin, D. McDowall, B. Wiersema, T. J. Cottey
- Psychology, MedicineThe New England journal of medicine
- 5 December 1991
BACKGROUND Whether restricting access to handguns will reduce firearm-related homicides and suicides is currently a matter of intense debate. In 1976 the District of Columbia adopted a law that…
Underreporting of justifiable homicides committed by police officers in the United States, 1976-1998.
- C. Loftin, B. Wiersema, D. McDowall, Adam Dobrin
- Law, SociologyAmerican journal of public health
- 1 July 2003
This study assessed the consistency of estimates of the number of justifiable homicides committed by US police officers and identified sources of underreporting and found both systems underreport, but for different reasons.
A Comparison of Supplementary Homicide Reports and National Vital Statistics System Homicide Estimates for U.S. Counties
Although the NVSS generally exceeds the SHR, the pattern is not uniform: 28% of the counties report more SHR homicides than NVSS homicides, and differences between estimates from the two systems are related to population size.
The incidence of defensive firearm use by US crime victims, 1987 through 1990.
Firearm self-defense is rare compared with gun crimes, and National Crime Victimization Survey data is used to examine incidents where victims employed guns against offenders.
Characterization of 12 silent alleles of the human butyrylcholinesterase (BCHE) gene.
- S. Primo-Parmo, C. Bartels, B. Wiersema, A. van der Spek, J. Innis, B. La Du
- Biology, ChemistryAmerican journal of human genetics
The silent phenotype of human butyrylcholinesterase (BChE), present in most human populations in frequencies of approximately 1/100,000, is characterized by the complete absence of BChE activity or…
Easing Concealed Firearms Laws: Effects on Homicide in Three States
Restrictions on carrying concealed weapons are among the most common gun control policies.' These statutes limit who may have a deadly weapon-usually a handgun-hidden on their person when outside the…
The Impact of Youth Curfew Laws on Juvenile Crime Rates
This study used panel data from a sample of cities and counties to examine the effects of curfew laws on youth crime rates. The analysis estimated the impact of new and revised laws on juvenile…