Monday, February 3, 2014
Alex Sutherland (University of Cambridge - Institute of Criminology) has posted A Methodology for Reconviction Studies Using Police National Computer (PNC) Data on SSRN. Here is the abstract:
This paper gives an overview of measures commonly used in reconviction studies and outlines how to use Police National Computer (PNC) data to conduct a reconviction study. It highlights the need for standardisation in how reconviction studies are conducted and openess about limitations of working with official sources of data. The paper is written for researchers, practitioners and students alike who are interested in conducting reconviction studies and/or the use of PNC data in research more widely.