In any contentious area of debate, discussion, or reseach there are always going to be varying levels of credibility for every information source. When it comes to criminal justice and registry reform, that is doubly the case.
For our purposes, “definitive information sources” refer to agencies or publications with relatively unimpeachable credibilty in a given field. So, for example, if one needed statistics on the Justice system, we might consider the US Bureau of Justice Statistics to be just one such resource. This is not to say there won’t be disagreement on their credibility, but relative to other sources, it would typically carry much more weight.
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