Accession Number : ADA315533

Title :   Federal Data Collection: Agencies' Use of Consistent Race and Ethnic Definitions.

Corporate Author : GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC GENERAL GOVERNMENT DIV

PDF Url : ADA315533

Report Date : DEC 1992

Pagination or Media Count : 12

Abstract : This report concerns federal agencies' definitions of race and ethnicity as applied to data collection and, if noted, determine causes for inconsistent reporting of such data. It concerns the comparability of data that agencies collect because it was found that the Justice Department did not use common definitions of race and ethnicity in their reporting of the population at various stages of the criminal justice system.

Descriptors :   *ETHNIC GROUPS, *CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM, METHODOLOGY, POLICIES, UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT, STATISTICS, POPULATION, DATA ACQUISITION, RACE(ANTHROPOLOGY), WORDS(LANGUAGE), FEDERAL LAW.

Subject Categories : Sociology and Law

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE