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.
Judicial Characteristics and Judicial Decision-Making Study, 1955 (ICPSR 7084)
Principal Investigator(s): Nagel, Stuart S.
This study collected information on the judges serving on American state supreme courts and the United States Supreme Court in 1955. Background data were obtained from standard biographical sources, and judicial decision measures were derived from court records. The variables assessed party identification, organizational affiliations, judicial decision scores in over a dozen separate areas, and the career history of judges.
These data are freely available.
Nagel, Stuart S. JUDICIAL CHARACTERISTICS AND JUDICIAL DECISION-MAKING STUDY, 1955. Urbana-Champaign, IL: Stuart S. Nagel, University of Illinois [producer], 195?. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1976. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07084.v1
Persistent URL: http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07084.v1
Scope of Study
Date of Collection:
Universe: Judges serving on American state supreme courts and the United States Supreme Court.
Data Types: administrative records data
standard biographical sources and court records
Original ICPSR Release: 1984-05-03
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