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.
Federal Court Cases: Integrated Data Base Bankruptcy Petitions, 1997 (ICPSR 4306)
Principal Investigator(s): Federal Judicial Center
The purpose of this data collection is to provide an official public record of the business of the federal bankruptcy courts. The data include all petitions filed under the Bankruptcy Code in the United States Bankruptcy Courts on or after October 1, 1993, and any petitions filed before October 1, 1993, that were still pending on that date. The records are organized according to the fiscal year of termination with cases still pending at the end included in a separate pending data set. For the bankruptcy data, the unit of analysis is a single case.
One or more files in this data collection have special restrictions ; consult the restrictions note to learn more. You can apply online for access to the restricted-use data. A login is required to apply.
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.
Any public-use data files in this collection are available for access by the general public. Access does not require affiliation with an ICPSR member institution.
Federal Judicial Center. Federal Court Cases: Integrated Data Base Bankruptcy Petitions, 1997. ICPSR04306-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2011-04-13. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR04306.v1
Persistent URL: http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR04306.v1
This study was funded by:
- United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Statistics
Scope of Study
Subject Terms: administration, appellate courts, bankruptcy, case dismissal, case processing, civil law, court cases, defendants, disposition (legal), federal courts, judicial decisions, legal systems, pretrial procedures, records, trial courts, trial procedures
Geographic Coverage: United States
Date of Collection:
Unit of Observation: A single case
Universe: All federal bankruptcy court cases in the United States in 1997.
Data Types: event/transaction data, and administrative records data
Computerized court records
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.
- Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.
Original ICPSR Release: 2005-09-22
- 2011-04-13 All parts are being moved to restricted access and will be available only using the restricted access procedures.
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