Justice Statistics: An Extended Look at Crime in the United States is a special edition of Crime in the United States. It brings together nine key reports that fall under this category. Topics covered include capital punishment, rape and sexual assault among college-age women, correctional populations, crime in the United States, hate crimes, probation, parole, human trafficking, and law enforcement officers killed and assaulted. Tables in this volume provide a comprehensive account of each of these subjects. This third edition includes new sections on crimes against persons with disabilities and violence in schools.
Each section contains statistical tables and figures highlighting the data, as well as a brief summary of the report's methodology and at-a-glance highlights of the most compelling information.
This volume provides valuable information compiled by the Department of Justice, including its subsidiaries, the Bureau of Justice Statistics and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Number of pages: 338
Weight: 803 g
Dimensions: 278 x 216 x 18 mm
Edition: Third Edition
Intended as a companion piece to the annual Crime in the United States (CH, May'13, 50-4777) series, Justice Statistics offers little more than a repackaging of select data sets from FBI and Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) reports. Editor Hattis pulls the "most relevant tables" from ten annual reports and presents them in ten corresponding sections. The largest section, nearly one-third of the book, is pulled from the FBI's Uniform Crime Reports, which is the basis for Crime in the United States. The additional reports on victims and prison populations offer readers a more holistic approach to criminal justice, because the BJS reports are intended for policy makers, social justice advocates, and victims. Hattis includes brief descriptions of the reports and their methodologies.... Her descriptions are easier to follow than those published by the FBI and BJS.... [M]any readers unfamiliar with the original documents, which are geared for law enforcement professionals, will find Justice Statistics an easy volume to use. Summing Up: Recommended. All public and academic levels/libraries. * CHOICE *
This compendium of U.S. government statistics combines a number of reports in a single volume. The book is divided into subject sections, and each begins with a graphic and overview, labeled 'Highlights,' that distills the information into an easily understood visual bite. The tables themselves are comprehensive, covering several years and geographic divisions. Each section ends with a discussion of the methodology that includes definitions of the categories. There is an appendix with late-breaking information about capital punishment and a comprehensive index.... [The book] brings information from several sources together in the style librarians have come to expect from Bernan. * Booklist *