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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 projectsExpand
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Variability of undetermined manner of death classification in the US
Objectives: To better understand variations in classification of deaths of undetermined intent among states in the National Violent Death Reporting System (NVDRS). Design: Data from the NVDRS and theExpand
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The National Criminal Justice Treatment Practices survey: multilevel survey methods and procedures.
The National Criminal Justice Treatment Practices (NCJTP) survey provides a comprehensive inquiry into the nature of programs and services provided to adult and juvenile offenders involved in theExpand
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Effects of restrictive licensing of handguns on homicide and suicide in the District of Columbia.
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 thatExpand
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A Comparison of Supplementary Homicide Reports and National Vital Statistics System Homicide Estimates for U.S. Counties
This article examines agreement between homicide estimates from the Supplementary Homicide Report (SHR) and the National Vital Statistics System (NVSS) at the county level for 1980 to 1988. NVSS andExpand
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Underreporting of justifiable homicides committed by police officers in the United States, 1976-1998.
OBJECTIVES This study assessed the consistency of estimates of the number of justifiable homicides committed by US police officers and identified sources of underreporting. METHODS The number ofExpand
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The incidence of defensive firearm use by US crime victims, 1987 through 1990.
It is well known that many crimes in the United States are committed with firearms. Less adequately documented is the frequency with which victims use guns in self-defense. We used National CrimeExpand
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Characterization of 12 silent alleles of the human butyrylcholinesterase (BCHE) gene.
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 orExpand
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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 theExpand
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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 juvenileExpand
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