prisonbrief: An R package that returns tidy data from the World Prison Brief website

Freire, Danilo and Myles McDonnell, Robert (2018) prisonbrief: An R package that returns tidy data from the World Prison Brief website. The Journal of Open Source Software, 3 (22). p. 361. ISSN 2475-9066

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Abstract

risonbrief is an R package that downloads, cleans and returns tidy data (Wickham
2014) from the World Prison Brief website (Institute for Criminal Policy Research 2017).
The World Prison Brief (WPB) is an online database compiled by the Institute for
Criminal Policy Research with information on prison systems around the world. WPB
data currently cover 223 jurisdictions and have been collected from public sources. The
prisonbrief package provides three easy-to-use functions that convert WPB data into
a format convenient for statistical analysis. Researchers interested in comparative prison
systems – such as criminologists, sociologists and economists – can use the output from
functions in the package to create maps, plot time series graphs and calculate descriptive
statistics with only a few lines of code.

Keywords:R, statistical software, prisons, world prison brief
Subjects:G Mathematical and Computer Sciences > G690 Software Engineering not elsewhere classified
Divisions:College of Social Science > School of Social & Political Sciences
ID Code:46592
Deposited On:13 Oct 2021 14:21

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