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Measurement Problems in Criminal Justice Research:Workshop Summary

Most major crime in this country emanates from two major data sources. The FBI’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 ...

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Emerging Issues in Hispanic Health:Summary of a Workshop

Hispanics are defined as people of Spanish-speaking origin from Latin America, the Caribbean, or Europe. Hispanics vary in terms of socioeconomic status, race, religion and/or more. A common occurrence among the Hispanics, however, are the emerging issues concerning their health.It ...

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Minority Students in Special and Gifted Education

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Achieving High Educational Standards for All: Conference Summary

This volume summarizes a range of scientific perspectives on the important goal of achieving high educational standards for all students. Based on a conference held at the request of the U.S. Department of Education, it addresses three questions: ...

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Measuring Housing Discrimination in a National Study: Report of a Workshop

Federal law prohibits housing discrimination on the basis of seven protected classes including race. Despite 30 years of legal prohibition under the Fair Housing Act, however, there is evidence of continuing discrimination in American housing, as documented by several recent ...

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From Scarcity to Visibility: Gender Differences in the Careers of Doctoral Scientists and Engineers

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Juvenile Crime, Juvenile Justice

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What's Changing in Prosecution?: Report of a Workshop

This workshop arose out of the efforts of the Committee on Law and Justice to assist the National Institute of Justice in identifying gaps in the overall research portfolio on crime and justice. It was designed to develop ideas about ...

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Crime Victims with Developmental Disabilities: Report of a Workshop

Although violent crime in the United States has declined over the past five years, certain groups appear to remain at disproportionately high risk for violent victimization. In the United States, people with developmental disabilities—such as mental retardation, autism, cerebral palsy, ...

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America Becoming:Racial Trends and Their Consequences, Volume II

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