On Measuring Family Violence From a Systems Perspective: NIBRS Data Revisited

John P. Jarvis, Federal Bureau of Investigation

This presentation will focus on some of the dimensions of family violence that are collected under the National Incident-Based Reporting System as reported to the Federal Bureau of investigation. Specific focus will be devoted to analysis of 1999 NIBRS data in comparison with earlier NIBRS data on victims, offenders, and offenses associated with these incidents. Contrasts with these earlier findings and prospective future research directions will also be discussed. Implications for policy and procedures regarding official reports of domestic violence and law enforcement response will be considered.

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Updated 05/20/2006