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dc.contributor.authorBailey, Cate
dc.contributor.authorPowell, Martine
dc.contributor.authorBaksheev, Gennady N
dc.date.accessioned2020-02-13T21:47:00Z
dc.date.available2020-02-13T21:47:00Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifier.issn1321-8719
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/13218719.2017.1327314
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/391413
dc.description.abstractAdministrative databases are used by criminal justice professionals to guide specialist responses to crimes of child sexual abuse. Assumptions might be made that the database will be accurate, contemporaneous, complete, and meaningful; however, this may not be the case. The main aim of the current study was to critically evaluate a database used by practitioners for tracking cases of child sexual abuse, in order to identify evidence that may justify investment in improved data gathering and centralised information management systems. Three data quality dimensions were examined: (1) completeness, measured as data that were not missing and were of adequate breadth and depth, (2) accuracy, namely that the data are correct, and (3) believability, where the data may be regarded as credible or plausible. Results indicated that data quality was of concern for all three dimensions, with missing and inaccurate data found across a range of variables, and issues with believability found on two variables. The implications of these results for development of new data documentation methods are discussed.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherRoutledge
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom951
dc.relation.ispartofpageto957
dc.relation.ispartofissue6
dc.relation.ispartofjournalPsychiatry, Psychology and Law
dc.relation.ispartofvolume24
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPsychology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCognitive Sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchLaw
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1701
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1702
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1801
dc.subject.keywordsSocial Sciences
dc.subject.keywordsScience & Technology
dc.subject.keywordsLife Sciences & Biomedicine
dc.subject.keywordsCriminology & Penology
dc.titleEvaluation of a Database for Tracking Cases of Child Sexual Abuse
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dcterms.bibliographicCitationBailey, C; Powell, M; Baksheev, GN, Evaluation of a Database for Tracking Cases of Child Sexual Abuse, Psychiatry, Psychology and Law, 2017, 24 (6), pp. 951-957
dc.date.updated2020-02-13T00:52:27Z
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gro.griffith.authorPowell, Martine B.


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