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The Police National Computer and the Offenders Index:can they be combined for research purposes?

Francis, Brian and Crosland, Paul and Harman, Juliet (2002) The Police National Computer and the Offenders Index:can they be combined for research purposes? Home Office Research Findings . Home Office.

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    Abstract

    The current standard research tool used in studying patterns of offending and reconviction in England and Wales is the Offenders Index. It has been suggested that a ‘complete criminal record’ should be created using information from the police, the courts, the prison service and the probation service (Allnutt, 2001). This study investigates the feasibility of merging relevant police records held on the Police National Computer into extracts from the Offenders Index in order to maximise the information available to researchers. However, external researchers are not given access to individual data as they are made anonymous.

    Item Type: Book/Report/Proceedings
    Subjects: UNSPECIFIED
    Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Mathematics and Statistics
    ID Code: 50059
    Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
    Deposited On: 29 Sep 2011 15:24
    Refereed?: No
    Published?: Published
    Last Modified: 10 Apr 2014 02:14
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    URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/50059

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