JRSA Forum, December 2012, Volume 30, Number 4



SAC Directors Elect JRSA's Executive Committee for 2012-2013

Statistical Analysis Centers Win Awards for Outstanding Publications

Missouri SAC Wins 2012 SAC Web Site Award


Leveraging National Standards to Accelerate Recidivism Studies: Nlets, BJS, and the States

New Chief of FBI Crime Statistics Unit Named

SBE and NIJ Formalize Research Collaboration

NRC Report Advocates Using Research to Shape Juvenile Justice Reform


JRSA's IBRRC Posts Reports from Idaho, New Mexico, and Vermont SACs

JRSA Concludes Evaluation of Utah Mentoring Program

ASC Panel Highlights Illinois State Researcher-Practitioner Partnerships

New Online Resources Available from NJJEC


New SAC Director Named in Alaska

News from Illinois, Iowa, Maine, New York, Oregon

The JRSA Forum is supported by the U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics. JRSA is a national nonprofit organization. For membership or other information, call (202) 842-9330, e-mail cjinfo@jrsa.org, or visit our Web site: http://www.jrsa.org.

Karen F. Maline, Editor
Nancy Michel, Managing Editor


Phillip Stevenson, President
Stephen Haas, Vice President
Carmen Dorsey, Secretary/ Treasurer
Lisa Broidy, Delegate
Janeena J. Wing, Delegate
David Olson, Appointed Delegate
Jackie Vandercook, Past President

Joan C. Weiss, Executive Director

Ali Burnett, Office Manager
Sandra Dayton, Director of Finance and Administration
Shawn Flower, Research Associate
Karen F. Maline, Director of Member Services
Nancy Michel, Director of Publications
Stan Orchowsky, Research Director
Marc Osman, Web Site Manager
Jason Trask, Program Associate
Lisa Walbolt Wagner, Research Associate
Carrie Williamson, Research Associate

JRSA Website - Forum Webpage - Forum PDF - PRINT THIS ARTICLE  

JRSA’s IBRRC Posts Reports from Idaho, New Mexico, and Vermont SACs

With funding from JRSA's Incident-Based Reporting Resource Center (IBRRC), the Idaho Statistical Analysis Center published Violent Crimes Against Children in Idaho as Reported to Law Enforcement: 1998-2011. According to the report, reliable and consistent information on the extent and nature of child victims in Idaho has been unavailable. To help correct this, the Idaho SAC analyzed violent crimes against children that were reported to the police from 1998 to 2011. Data come from police agencies participating in the Idaho State Incident-Based Reporting (IIBR) program, a subset of the National Incident Based Reporting System (NIBRS).

New Mexico's study, Predictors of Firearm Usage in Violent Crimes: Assessing the Importance of Individual, Situational, and Contextual Factors, examines the degree to which person, incident, and structural characteristics predict firearm usage in violent crimes. A large body of research on firearms has addressed the consequences of firearm usage in crimes and suggests that firearm usage increases crime-related injury severity and mortality. The authors argue that if some of the incident-level characteristics that increase the odds of firearm violence can be identified, criminal justice professionals might be able to craft preventative policies that aim to stop firearm violence before it happens. The study uses incident-level data from Albuquerque to explore the person, incident, and structural predictors of firearm usage in violent crimes.

The Vermont Statistical Analysis Center completed an analysis of domestic violence incidents in the state using a variety of National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS) data points including victim, offender, and crime circumstance data. The report, An Analysis of Domestic Violence and Arrest Patterns in Vermont Using NIBRS Data, enumerates for the first time domestic violence incidents in Vermont by both county and town. The analysis should be of significant benefit to domestic violence staff in terms of identifying locations where domestic violence education and prevention programs should be focused. NIBRS data from the Vermont Criminal Information Center's Vermont Crime On-Line (VCON) site were used for the analysis, demonstrating the utility of VCON for both policy- and service-related research.