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Data Resources of the National Institute of Justice

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287 pages
This resource directory is designed to provide the criminal justice research community with a set of abstracts that describe all the data sets that are available as of January 1990 from research supported by the National Institute of Justice.
The directory aims to encourage the research community to use secondary data analysis as a way of conducting relatively economical explorations of important policy issues. Each abstract presents the basic purpose and methodology of the original research, the unit of observation and the number of records, the number of variables, and the geographic and temporal coverage of the research. Information about the file structure and a list of important publications derived from the data are also provided. List of sources of data sets, codebooks, and further information.

Date Published: January 1, 1990