The Analysis of Bounded Count Data in Criminology

Criminological research utilizes several types of delinquency scales, including frequency counts and, increasingly, variety scores. The latter counts the number of distinct types of crimes an individual has committed. Often, variety scores are modeled via count regression techniques (e.g., Poisson,...

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Published in:Journal of quantitative criminology
Main Author: Britt, Chester (Author)
Other Authors: Rocque, Michael (Author); Zimmerman, Gregory M.
Format: Electronic Article
Language:English
Published: 2018
In:Journal of quantitative criminology
Year: 2018, Volume: 34, Issue: 2, Pages: 591-607
Online Access: Volltext (Resolving-System)
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Summary:Criminological research utilizes several types of delinquency scales, including frequency counts and, increasingly, variety scores. The latter counts the number of distinct types of crimes an individual has committed. Often, variety scores are modeled via count regression techniques (e.g., Poisson, negative binomial), which are best suited to the analysis of unbounded count data. Variety scores, however, are inherently bounded.
ISSN:1573-7799
DOI:10.1007/s10940-017-9346-9