Criminal Incapacitation by William Spelman

By William Spelman

There is not anything uglier than a catfish. With its scaleless, eel-like physique, flat, semicircular head, and cartilaginous whiskers, it seems nearly totally not like a cat. The toothless, gradual beasts are available at the backside of hot streams and lakes, residing on scum and detritus. one of these nutrition is more healthy than it sounds: divers within the Ohio River on a regular basis record sighting catfish the dimensions of small whales, and cats within the Mekong River in Southeast Asia frequently weigh approximately seven hundred kilos. grotesque or now not, the catfish is sweet to devour. Deep-fried catfish is a Southern staple; extra bold recipes upload Parmesan cheese, bacon drippings and papri­ ka, or Amontillado. Catfish is additionally right for you. One pound of channel catfish offers approximately all of the protein yet basically part the energy and fats of one pound of sturdy white albacore tuna. Catfish is a very stable resource of alpha­ tocopherol and B supplementations. simply because they're either nutritious and engaging, cats are America's greatest aquaculture product.

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First, because the number of prior crimes is less important than the frequency of crime commission, it is clearly more straightforward to ask direct questions about frequency. In Rand 1, many high-rate offenders probably used a method similar to that used in Rand 2 to estimate the total number of crimes they committed, so this method probably eliminated some mental arithmetic, as well. Replications of the Rand technique on other in-prison samples have provided very similar results (Diiulio, 1990; Homey & Marshall, 1991b; Mande & English, 1988).

34-49), by B. Boland, E. Brady, H. Tyson, & J. S. Bureau of Justice Statistics; A Cross-City Comparison of Felony Case Processing (pp. 114180), by K. B. Brosi, 1979, Washington, DC: Institute for Law and Social Research. Validity 37 Such statewide information is unavailable for Michigan and Texas, but information is available for a dozen cities that had implemented the PROMIS recordkeeping system in 1979. If these cities were roughly representative of the nation as a whole, then the average probability of incarceration across PRO MIS cities may be used as a reasonable estimate of the true value for Michigan and Texas.

By combining their findings with reanalysis results, speculative but useful measures of the reliability and validity of the survey results may be obtained. These measures, in tum, have implications for how analysis of the Rand data set should be conducted and interpreted. Validity 45 Prior Work Prior work on the reliability and validity of inmate survey data focused on two kinds of issues: • Internal quality questions focused on how well the respondents were able to follow the skip patterns, crime-type descriptions, and other instructions given in the questionnaire.

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