National Archive of Criminal Justice Data

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Supplemental Survey of Civil Appeals, 2001 (ICPSR 4539) RSS

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Summary:

The 2001 Supplemental Survey of Civil Appeals is a follow-up to the CIVIL JUSTICE SURVEY OF STATE COURTS, 2001 (ICPSR 3957) which examined 8,311 general civil cases (e.g., tort, contract, and real property) concluded by bench or jury trial in a sample of 46 of the nation's 75 most populous counties in 2001. These cases were then weighted to represent the 11,908 general civil trials concluded in the nation's 75 most populous counties. Data from the 2001 Civil Trial Survey were used to produce several Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) reports describing the characteristics of civil litigation in state courts. The 2001 Supplemental Survey of Civil Appeals tracks every general civil case concluded by bench or jury trial in 2001 in the 46 surveyed counties that were subsequently appealed to an intermediate appellate court or court of last resort. In the 2001 Civil Justice Survey of State Courts information was collected for every general civil trial concluded in 43 of the 46 selected counties. In these counties, the 2001 Supplemental Survey of Civil Appeals collected information on all general trials that produced an appeal. In the three remaining counties, (Cook County, Philadelphia County, and Bergen County), the appeals survey obtained information for both those general civil trials concluded in 2001 that were subsequently appealed and, in addition, collected information for those general civil appeals that were not captured at the trial court level. The 2001 Supplemental Survey of Civil Appeals tracks data on general civil appeals that originated from 46 of the nation's 75 most populous counties. Unlike the 2001 Civil Justice Survey of State Courts, cases were not weighted to represent appeals in the nation's 75 most populous counties. The appeals were followed until they were withdrawn, dismissed, or decided on the merits in the appellate courts. All appeals were tracked until April 30, 2005. Appeals not disposed on that date are identified as pending. Overall four appellate datasets were produced from this survey.

Series: Civil Justice Survey of State Courts: [United States] Series

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Dataset(s)

DS0:  Study-Level Files
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DS1:  Intermediate Appellate Court Data
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DS2:  Court of Last Resort Data
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DS3:  Phase 3 Intermediate Appellate Court Opinion Data
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DS4:  Phase 3 Court of Last Resort Opinion Data
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DS5:  Trial Court Data
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Study Description

Citation

United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Statistics. Supplemental Survey of Civil Appeals, 2001. ICPSR04539-v2. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2011-11-02. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR04539.v2

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Funding

This study was funded by:

  • United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Statistics

Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   case processing, civil courts, civil law, court cases, court system, disposition (legal), lawsuits, state courts

Geographic Coverage:   United States

Time Period:  

  • 2001--2005

Date of Collection:  

  • 2005

Universe:   Tort, contract, and real property cases in the 75 most populous counties in the United States.

Data Types:   event/transaction data

Methodology

Sample:   inap.

Data Source:

standard coding forms completed by court staff

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Version History:

  • 2011-11-02 All parts are being moved to restricted access and will be available only using the restricted access procedures.

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