Exploring the consequences of erratic data reporting for cross-national research on homicide

@article{Messner1992ExploringTC,
  title={Exploring the consequences of erratic data reporting for cross-national research on homicide},
  author={Steven F. Messner},
  journal={Journal of Quantitative Criminology},
  year={1992},
  volume={8},
  pages={155-173}
}
  • S. Messner
  • Published 1 June 1992
  • Sociology
  • Journal of Quantitative Criminology
This paper examines the common practice in cross-national research on homicide of using crime estimates for a multiyear period based on a smaller number of years than theoretically desired because of erratic data reporting for selected nations. Correlations between hypothetical baseline rates and various alternative estimates are examined to simulate the potential consequences of using temporally incomplete data rather than data for the full multiyear period of interest. The results reveal that… 
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