Quality of Prisoner Self-Reports: Arrest and Conviction Response Errors
Jan 1, 1981
Background and Method
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This Note describes the objectives and methodology of the Second Inmate Survey, which collected detailed information from criminal offenders about their crimes and criminal careers. The Note provides detailed background information for readers of the other publications prepared under RAND's Research Agreements Program studying criminal careers. In addition, it is designed to aid researchers at RAND and elsewhere who will use data from the Survey to study criminals, criminal behavior, and criminal careers or who wish to collect similar data.
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