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Advancing the Federal Research Agenda on Violence Against Women (Paperback): Steering Committee for the Workshop on Issues in... Advancing the Federal Research Agenda on Violence Against Women (Paperback)
Steering Committee for the Workshop on Issues in Research on Violence Against Women, Committee on Law and Justice, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, National Research Council; Edited by Candace Kruttschnitt, …
R1,065 Discovery Miles 10 650 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This report expands on the work of an earlier National Research Council panel whose report, Understanding Violence Against Women, was published in 1996. The report is based on the presentations and deliberations of a workshop convened in January 2002, at the request of Congress, to develop a detailed research agenda on violence against women. While some of the research recommendations in the earlier report have been funded and carried out, the workshop demonstrated that important gaps remain. For example, prevalence and incidence data are still inadequate to measure trends or to reveal whether interventions being designed under federal programs are, in fact, working. Among its primary recommendations, the committee underscored the importance of strengthening the data and research infrastructure in this area, especially the need for better prevalence data and longitudinal data to determine the causes of violent victimization of women and the impact of interventions.

Ballistic Imaging (Paperback): Committee to Assess the Feasibility, Accuracy and Technical Capability of a National Ballistics... Ballistic Imaging (Paperback)
Committee to Assess the Feasibility, Accuracy and Technical Capability of a National Ballistics Database, Committee on Law and Justice, Committee on National Statistics, National Materials Advisory Board, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, …
R1,494 R1,411 Discovery Miles 14 110 Save R83 (6%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Ballistic Imaging assesses the state of computer-based imaging technology in forensic firearms identification. The book evaluates the current law enforcement database of images of crime-related cartridge cases and bullets and recommends ways to improve the usefulness of the technology for suggesting leads in criminal investigations. It also advises against the construction of a national reference database that would include images from test-fires of every newly manufactured or imported firearm in the United States. The book also suggests further research on an alternate method for generating an investigative lead to the location where a gun was first sold: "microstamping," the direct imprinting of unique identifiers on firearm parts or ammunition.

Informing America's Policy on Illegal Drugs - What We Don't Know Keeps Hurting Us (Hardcover): Committee on Data and... Informing America's Policy on Illegal Drugs - What We Don't Know Keeps Hurting Us (Hardcover)
Committee on Data and Research for Policy on Illegal Drugs, Committee on Law and Justice and Committee on National Statistics, Commission on Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, National Research Council, …
R1,885 R1,759 Discovery Miles 17 590 Save R126 (7%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

How should the war on drugs be fought? Everyone seems to agree that the United States ought to use a combination of several different approaches to combat the destructive effects of illegal drug use. Yet there is a remarkable paucity of data and research information that policy makers require if they are to create a useful, realistic policy package -- details about drug use, drug market economics, and perhaps most importantly the impact of drug enforcement activities.

Informing America's Policy on Illegal Drugs recommends ways to close these gaps in our understanding -- by obtaining the necessary data on drug prices and consumption (quantity in addition to frequency); upgrading federal management of drug statistics; and improving our evaluation of prevention, interdiction, enforcement, and treatment efforts.

The committee reviews what we do and do not know about illegal drugs and how data are assembled and used by federal agencies. The book explores the data and research information needed to support strong drug policy analysis, describes the best methods to use, explains how to avoid misleading conclusions, and outlines strategies for increasing access to data. Informing America's Policy on Illegal Drugs also discusses how researchers can incorporate randomization into studies of drug treatment and how state and local agencies can compare alternative approaches to drug enforcement.

Charting a course toward a better-informed illegal drugs policy, this book will be important to federal and state policy makers, regulators, researchers, program administrators, enforcement officials, journalists, and advocates concerned about illegal drug use.

Measurement Problems in Criminal Justice Research - Workshop Summary (Paperback): Committee on Law and Justice, Committee on... Measurement Problems in Criminal Justice Research - Workshop Summary (Paperback)
Committee on Law and Justice, Committee on National Statistics, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, National Research Council, National Academy of Sciences; Edited by …
R1,275 R1,035 Discovery Miles 10 350 Save R240 (19%) Out of stock

Most major crime in this country emanates from two major data sources. The FBIa (TM)s Uniform Crime Reports has collected information on crimes known to the police and arrests from local and state jurisdictions throughout the country. The National Crime Victimization Survey, a general population survey designed to cover the extent, nature, and consequences of criminal victimization, has been conducted annually since the early1970s. This workshop was designed to consider similarities and differences in the methodological problems encountered by the survey and criminal justice research communities and what might be the best focus for the research community. In addition to comparing and contrasting the methodological issues associated with self-report surveys and official records, the workshop explored methods for obtaining accurate self-reports on sensitive questions about crime events, estimating crime and victimization in rural counties and townships and developing unbiased prevalence and incidence rates for rate events among population subgroups.

Deadly Lessons - Understanding Lethal School Violence (Hardcover): Committee on Law and Justice, Board on Children, Youth, and... Deadly Lessons - Understanding Lethal School Violence (Hardcover)
Committee on Law and Justice, Board on Children, Youth, and Families, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, National Research Council, National Academy of Sciences; Edited by …
R1,057 R935 Discovery Miles 9 350 Save R122 (12%) Out of stock

The shooting at Columbine High School riveted national attention on violence in the nation's schools. This dramatic example signaled an implicit and growing fear that these events would continue to occur--and even escalate in scale and severity.
How do we make sense of the tragedy of a school shooting or even draw objective conclusions from these incidents? Deadly Lessons is the outcome of the National Research Council's unique effort to glean lessons from six case studies of lethal student violence. These are powerful stories of parents and teachers and troubled youths, presenting the tragic complexity of the young shooter's social and personal circumstances in rich detail.
The cases point to possible causes of violence and suggest where interventions may be most effective. Readers will come away with a better understanding of the potential threat, how violence might be prevented, and how healing might be promoted in affected communities.
For each case study, Deadly Lessons relates events leading up to the violence, provides quotes from personal interviews about the incident, and explores the impact on the community. The case studies center on:
Two separate incidents in East New York in which three students were killed and a teacher was seriously wounded. A shooting on the south side of Chicago in which one youth was killed and two wounded. A shooting into a prayer group at a Kentucky high school in which three students were killed. The killing of four students and a teacher and the wounding of 10 others at an Arkansas middle school. The shooting of a popular science teacher by a teenager in Edinboro, Pennsylvania. A suspected copycat of Columbine in which six students were wounded in Georgia
For everyone who puzzles over these terrible incidents, Deadly Lessons offers a fresh perspective on the most fundamental of questions: Why?

Firearms and Violence - A Critical Review (Hardcover): Committee on Law and Justice, National Research Council, Division of... Firearms and Violence - A Critical Review (Hardcover)
Committee on Law and Justice, National Research Council, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, National Academy of Sciences; Edited by Charles F. Wellford, …
R1,393 Discovery Miles 13 930 Out of stock

For years proposals for gun control and the ownership of firearms have been among the most contentious issues in American politics. For public authorities to make reasonable decisions on these matters, they must take into account facts about the relationship between guns and violence as well as conflicting constitutional claims and divided public opinion. In performing these tasks, legislators need adequate data and research to judge both the effects of firearms on violence and the effects of different violence control policies. Readers of the research literature on firearms may sometimes find themselves unable to distinguish scholarship from advocacy. Given the importance of this issue, there is a pressing need for a clear and unbiased assessment of the existing portfolio of data and research. "Firearms and Violence uses conventional standards of science to examine three major themes--firearms and violence, the quality of research, and the quality of data available. The book assesses the strengths and limitations of current databases, examining current research studies on firearm use and the efforts to reduce unjustified firearm use and suggests ways in which they can be improved.

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