National Archive of Criminal Justice Data

This dataset is maintained and distributed by the National Archive of Criminal Justice Data (NACJD), the criminal justice archive within ICPSR. NACJD is primarily sponsored by three agencies within the U.S. Department of Justice: the Bureau of Justice Statistics, the National Institute of Justice, and the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.

State Court Statistics, 2002: [United States] (ICPSR 3990) RSS

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Summary:

This data collection provides comparable measures of state appellate and trial court caseloads by type of case for the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. Court caseloads are tabulated according to generic reporting categories developed by the Court Statistics Project Committee of the Conference of State Court Administrators. These categories describe differences in the unit of count and the point of count when compiling each court's caseload. Major areas of investigation include (1) case filings in state appellate and trial courts, (2) case processing and dispositions in state appellate and trial courts, and (3) appellate opinions. Within each of these areas of state government investigation, cases are separated by main case type, including civil cases, capital punishment cases, other criminal cases, juvenile cases, and administrative agency appeals.

Series: State Court Statistics Series

Access Notes

  • These data are freely available.

Dataset(s)

DS0:  Study-Level Files
Documentation:
DS1:  Appellate Court Data, 2002 - Download All Files (0.6 MB)
Data:
DS2:  Trial Court Data, 2002 - Download All Files (0.9 MB)
Data:

Study Description

Citation

National Center for State Courts. State Court Statistics, 2002: [United States]. ICPSR03990-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2004. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR03990.v1

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Funding

This study was funded by:

  • State Justice Institute (2003-BJ-CX-K103)
  • United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Statistics

Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   appellate courts, case processing, caseloads, court cases, disposition (legal), legal appeals, state courts, statistical data, trial courts

Geographic Coverage:   United States

Time Period:  

  • 2002

Date of Collection:  

  • 2002

Universe:   State appellate and trial court cases in the United States.

Data Types:   aggregate data

Data Collection Notes:

The Court Statistics Project Web page is: http://www.ncsconline.org/D_Research/csp/CSP_Main_Page.html.

Methodology

Data Source:

published annual reports of administrative court offices and unpublished statistics provided by state administrative offices of the court and clerks of state appellate courts

Extent of Processing:  ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection:

  • Performed consistency checks.
  • Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.

Version(s)

Original ICPSR Release:  

Version History:

  • 2006-01-18 File CB3990.ALL.PDF was removed from any previous datasets and flagged as a study-level file, so that it will accompany all downloads.

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