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Appendix B: Principal Findings and Recommendations of the National Research Council (1976b) Study
Pages 149-152

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... The panel agrees that a subsequent objec tive of producing operating intelligence for jurisdictions is inconsistent with the original purposes of the NCS and with the design informed by 149
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... Specifically, the analytic staff should par ticipate in the development of objectives for substantive reports and publication schedules. Once analytic plans are formulated, the analy sis staff should have autonomy in specifying tabulations to be used in support of the analysis, and it should have direct access to complete NCS data files and to data processing resources.
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... The federal government should produce reports on the NCS that contain detailed analyses of patterns and trends of victimization so as to allow law enforcement personnel, the public, and policymakers to draw inferences that might be applicable to the issues with which they are concerned. Informing the public and their policymakers of the distribution and modifiability of risk should be the primary objective of the NCS.

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