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dc.contributor.authorLinehan, Timothy
dc.date.accessioned2018-01-12T15:42:48Z
dc.date.available2018-01-12T15:42:48Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifier.citationLinehan, Timothy. 'Towards an Irish Recorded Crime Index'. - Dublin: SSISI, Vol. XLVI, 2016-17 , pp.18-46en
dc.identifier.issn00814776
dc.identifier.otherJEL C10
dc.identifier.otherJEL D63
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2262/82168
dc.descriptionread before the Society, 10 October 2016en
dc.description.abstractRecorded crime statistics form an important component of criminal justice and social policy. Of equal importance as the number of crimes however, is measuring the seriousness of these crimes. The Irish Recorded Crime Index (IRCI) is a proposed method of measuring the level of recorded crime in Ireland, taking account of both the number of recorded crimes and the seriousness of these crimes. Using official Irish criminal justice administrative data and developed on a similar conceptual framework to Statistics Canada’s Crime Severity Index (CSI), it combines both information on recorded crime (from the Garda Síochána PULSE system) and prison and courts sentencing data to produce a crime index. After investigation we have used a combination of the probability of imprisonment and the mean sentence length to derive a measure of the “seriousness” of each class of crime. The limitations of this Index as a measure of the overall ‘impact’ of crime on society are also discussed.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherSSISIen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesJournal of the Dublin Statistical Society;
dc.relation.ispartofseriesVol. [No.], [Year];
dc.subjectcrimeen
dc.subjectindexen
dc.subjectjusticeen
dc.subjectIrelanden
dc.subject.ddc314.15
dc.titleTowards an Irish Recorded Crime Indexen
dc.typeJournal Articleen
dc.status.refereedYes
dc.rights.ecaccessrightsopenAccess
dc.identifier.rssurihttp://www.ssisi.ie


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