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.

National Corrections Reporting Program, 2003 [United States] (ICPSR 20741) RSS

Alternate Title:  NCRP

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Summary:

The purpose of this study was to gather data on prisoners entering and leaving the custody or supervision of state and federal authorities. Data refer to prisoners who were admitted to prison (Part 1), released from prison (Part 2), or released from parole (Part 3) in 2003. Variables include incarceration history, current offenses, and total time served. Background information on individuals includes year of birth, sex, age, race, Hispanic origin, and educational attainment.

Series: National Corrections Reporting Program (NCRP) Series

Access Notes

  • One or more files in this study are not available for download due to special restrictions ; consult the restrictions note to learn more. You can apply online for access to the data. A login is required to apply for access.

    Access to these data is restricted. Users interested in obtaining these data must complete a Restricted Data Use Agreement, specify the reasons for the request, and obtain IRB approval or notice of exemption for their research.

Dataset(s)

DS0:  Study-Level Files
Documentation:
DS1:  Prison Admissions Data
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DS2:  Prison Releases Data
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No downloadable data files available.
DS3:  Parole Releases Data
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Study Description

Citation

United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Statistics. National Corrections Reporting Program, 2003 [United States]. ICPSR20741-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2010-04-26. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR20741.v1

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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:   correctional facilities, correctional facilities (juveniles), correctional system, demographic characteristics, federal correctional facilities, jail inmates, juvenile offenders, national crime statistics (USA), offenders, offenses, parole, prison inmates, probation, state correctional facilities

Smallest Geographic Unit:   county

Geographic Coverage:   United States

Time Period:  

  • 2003

Date of Collection:  

  • 2004-01-01--2004-03-31

Unit of Observation:   individual

Universe:   All persons admitted to prison, released from prison, or discharged from parole in 2003 in the United States.

Data Types:   event/transaction data

Data Collection Notes:

Conducted by the United States Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census.

Methodology

Sample:   All persons incarcerated in state prisons in 41 states, and the California Youth Authority.

Data Source:

Official prison records of prisoner population movement.

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.
  • Standardized missing values.
  • Performed recodes and/or calculated derived variables.
  • Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.

Version(s)

Original ICPSR Release:  

Version History:

  • 2010-04-26 The entire NCRP series is being re-released in restricted format.
  • 2007-09-17 Corrections were made to the codebook to reflect proper NCRP state contact information and BJS Processing Notes.

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