National Archive of Criminal Justice Data

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Police Referral Practices and Social Service Agency Practices in Three Metropolitan Areas, 1977 (ICPSR 7791)

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Summary:

The dataset contains two related studies conducted in the metropolitan areas of St. Louis, Missouri, Tampa - St. Petersburg, Florida, and Rochester, New York. The study of police referral practices provies information on the types of calls made to police departments, the referrals made to social service agencies from these calls, and the pattern of citizen demands. Data for this study were collected from 26,465 calls for police service at 21 police departments. The 36 variables include the nature of the call, characteristics of the caller, and the type of agency receiving the referral.

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  • One or more data files in this study are set up in a non-standard format, such as card image format. Users may need help converting these files before they can be used for analysis.

  • These data are freely available.

Dataset(s)

DS0:  Study-Level Files
DS1:  Referral Agency Interviews - Precoded - Download All Files (6.3 MB)
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DS2:  Calls for Service - Precoded - Download All Files (8.4 MB)
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DS3:  Referral Agency Interviews - Narrative (I) - Download All Files (6.5 MB)
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DS4:  Referral Agency Interviews - Narrative (II) - Download All Files (6.6 MB)
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DS5:  Referral Agency Interviews - Narrative (III) - Download All Files (6.6 MB)
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Study Description

Citation

Ostrom, Elinor, Roger B. Parks, and Gordon P. Whitaker. Police Referral Practices and Social Service Agency Practices in Three Metropolitan Areas, 1977. ICPSR07791-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1992-02-16. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07791.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   police intervention, police referral, police social services, social services

Geographic Coverage:   Florida, Missouri, New York (state), Rochester (New York), St. Louis, St. Petersburg, Tampa, United States

Time Period:  

  • 1977

Date of Collection:  

  • 1977

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Version History:

  • 2006-01-18 File CB7791.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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