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Crime Stats and the Hidden Unknown: Overreporting

December 2, 2020 | 1-2pm Eastern

(Recorded version to the right.)

With law enforcement crime statistics under heightened scrutiny today, police agencies are finding themselves in the news for having inaccurate crime data.  Sometimes this scrutiny includes allegations of falsified stats, leaving the agency in a position of having to defend what happened and to determine the complex causes of the inaccuracies.

During this webinar we will review these issues, tell you about our audits and what we typically find.  We will leave you with more knowledge than you had just an hour earlier. Free.

TOPICS:

  • RMS code tables
  • Status vs. disposition and clearing cases properly!
  • Quality control procedures
  • Reconciling state law with NIBRS codes
  • Case studies of police agencies accused of falsifying stats

Recorded Version

PRESENTER

Ed Claughton, founder/CEO of PRI, a company now serving over 3000 law enforcement agencies annually across 40 states. PRI is headquartered in Coral Gables, FL, with a team of passionate servants whose mission is to modernize information management in criminal justice. Ed is a former Coral Gables, FL Police Lieutenant once assigned to Records and IT with a passion for keeping law enforcement records and data timely, accurate and error-free. He has served as a consultant, trainer and subject matter expert to U.S. law enforcement, the National Academy of Sciences and various police associations since 2008. He holds a Master of Criminal Justice degree from Boston University and certificates in public records and law enforcement auditing.

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