Latent-variable models in criminological research: Applications and a generalization of Joreskog's LISREL model

  title={Latent-variable models in criminological research: Applications and a generalization of Joreskog's LISREL model},
  author={Douglas A. Smith and E. Britt Patterson},
  journal={Journal of Quantitative Criminology},
This paper examines issues in LISREL models involving latent, or unobserved, variables. We discuss estimating parameters in multiple-indicator models, various approaches to assessing goodness of fit, different types of linear measurement models, using LISREL to correct for attenuation in models involving single indicators with known reliabilities, and estimating parameters in structural equation models involving latent exogenous and endogenous variables. Finally, we present a generalization of… 
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