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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.

Offender Characteristics, Offense Mix, and Escalation in Domestic Violence in Colorado Springs, Colorado, Miami-Dade, Florida, Omaha, Nebraska, Charlotte, North Carolina, and Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 1987-1989 (ICPSR 4454) RSS

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Summary:

Using data from five Spouse Assault Replication Program (SARP) sites, this study examined the extent to which domestic violence offenders exhibit a specialized proclivity toward violence and the extent to which attack severity escalates, de-escalates, or stays about the same over time. The specialization question was examined using official arrest records from the Charlotte, North Carolina, Colorado Springs, Colorado, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and Omaha, Nebraska sites. Escalation was examined using victim interview data from the Charlotte, Milwaukee, Omaha, and Miami-Dada, Florida sites. This collection consists of 18 SAS setup files used to recode the variables from the original datasets, organized in five groups, by city of each data collection site. This collection does not contain the original data files, themselves.

Access Notes

  • These data are freely available.

Dataset(s)

DS0:  Study-Level Files
Documentation:
DS1:  Charlotte SAS Program Files - Download All Files (0.7 MB)
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DS2:  Colorado Springs SAS Program Files - Download All Files (0.7 MB)
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DS3:  Miami-Dade SAS Program Files - Download All Files (0.9 MB)
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DS4:  Milwaukee SAS Program Files - Download All Files (0.9 MB)
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DS5:  Omaha SAS Program Files - Download All Files (1.5 MB)
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Study Description

Citation

Piquero, Alex R., Robert Brame, Jeffrey Fagan, and Terrie E. Moffitt. Offender Characteristics, Offense Mix, and Escalation in Domestic Violence in Colorado Springs, Colorado, Miami-Dade, Florida, Omaha, Nebraska, Charlotte, North Carolina, and Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 1987-1989. ICPSR04454-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2007-02-06. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR04454.v1

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Funding

This study was funded by:

  • United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. National Institute of Justice (2004-IJ-CX-0013)

Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   arrests, battered women, criminal histories, deterrence, domestic assault, domestic violence, intervention strategies, offender profiles, offenders, offenses, police records, police response, recidivism, spouse abuse, victims

Smallest Geographic Unit:   None

Geographic Coverage:   Charlotte, Colorado, Colorado Springs, Florida, Milwaukee, Nebraska, North Carolina, Omaha, United States, Wisconsin

Time Period:  

  • 1987--1989

Date of Collection:  

  • 2005

Unit of Observation:   individual

Universe:   inap.

Data Types:   program source code

Data Collection Notes:

The original data for the five Spouse Assault Replication Program (SARP) data collections are available on the NACJD Web site as: CHARLOTTE [NORTH CAROLINA] SPOUSE ASSAULT REPLICATION PROJECT, 1987-1989 (ICPSR 6114), EVALUATING ALTERNATIVE POLICE RESPONSE TO SPOUSE ASSAULT IN COLORADO SPRINGS: AN ENHANCED REPLICATION OF THE MINNEAPOLIS EXPERIMENT, 1987-1989 (ICPSR 9982), SPOUSE ABUSE REPLICATION PROJECT IN METRO-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, 1987-1989 (ICPSR 6008), MILWAUKEE DOMESTIC VIOLENCE EXPERIMENT, 1987-1989 (ICPSR 9966), AND DOMESTIC VIOLENCE EXPERIENCE IN OMAHA, NEBRASKA, 1986-1987 (ICPSR 9481).

Methodology

Study Purpose:   The purpose of this study was to examine the extent to which domestic violence offenders exhibit a specialized proclivity toward violence and the extent to which attack severity escalates, de-escalates, or stays about the same over time.

Study Design:   In order to examine the issues of specialization and escalation in domestic violence offenders, this study used data from the Spouse Assault Replication Program (SARP). The SARP funded replications of the Minneapolis, Minnesota domestic violence experiment (SPECIFIC DETERRENT EFFECTS OF ARREST FOR DOMESTIC ASSAULT: MINNEAPOLIS, 1981-1982 [ICPSR 8250]) in six other sites in geographically diverse regions around the United States including Atlanta, Georgia, Charlotte, North Carolina, Colorado Springs, Colorado, Miami-Dade, Florida, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and Omaha Nebraska. The SARP data contain information on arrest activity prior to the incident in which the offender entered the experiment. This data divided the types of offenses into property, violent, and other crimes and allowed examination of whether individuals entering the experiments exhibit specialization in violence. The SARP data also contain detailed information from victim interviews on the nature of the violence occurring at the presenting incident as well as the nature of violence occurring at subsequent points in time after the presenting incident. These data allow the examination of the extent to which the severity of offenders' attacks against the same victim increased, decreased, or stayed the same over time. The current study examines the specialization question using official arrest data from the Charlotte, Colorado Springs, Milwaukee, and Omaha sites. Detailed information on prior arrest records of the domestic violence suspect in the Miami-Dade study was not available so it is not included in this part of the study. The escalation question is examined using victim interview data from the Charlotte, Miami-Dade, Milwaukee, and Omaha sites. Since the Colorado Springs interview were conducted in a different manner than the interviews in the other sites, it is not included in this part of the study. The replication project in Atlanta, Georgia was not completed and is not included in this study.

Sample:   inap.

Weight:   None

Mode of Data Collection:   record abstracts, face-to-face interview

Data Source:

The following data collections: CHARLOTTE [NORTH CAROLINA] SPOUSE ASSAULT REPLICATION PROJECT, 1987-1989 (ICPSR 6114), EVALUATING ALTERNATIVE POLICE RESPONSE TO SPOUSE ASSAULT IN COLORADO SPRINGS: AN ENHANCED REPLICATION OF THE MINNEAPOLIS EXPERIMENT, 1987-1989 (ICPSR 9982), SPOUSE ABUSE REPLICATION PROJECT IN METRO-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, 1987-1989 (ICPSR 6008), MILWAUKEE DOMESTIC VIOLENCE EXPERIMENT, 1987-1989 (ICPSR 9966), AND DOMESTIC VIOLENCE EXPERIENCE IN OMAHA, NEBRASKA, 1986-1987 (ICPSR 9481).

Description of Variables:   inap.

Response Rates:   Not applicable

Presence of Common Scales:   None

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