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.
Juvenile Detention and Correctional Facility Census, 1979 (ICPSR 7846)
Alternate Title: Census of Children in Custody (CIC) 1979
Principal Investigator(s): United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Statistics
The 1979 Juvenile Detention and Correctional Facility Census is the sixth in a series of surveys of state and local public residential facilities in the juvenile justice system. There is one record for each juvenile detention facility that had a population of at least 50 percent juveniles. Each record is classified into one of six categories: detention centers or shelters, reception or diagnostic centers, training schools, ranches, forestry camps and farms, and halfway houses and group homes. Data include state, county, and city identification, level of government responsible for the facility, type of agency, agency identification, resident population by sex, age range, detention status, and offense, admissions and departures of population, average length of stay, staffing and expenditures, age and capacity of the facility, and programs and services available.
These data are freely available.
United States Department of Justice. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, and United States Department of Justice. Bureau of Justice Statistics. Juvenile Detention and Correctional Facility Census, 1979. ICPSR07846-v3. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2007-12-11. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07846.v3
Persistent URL: http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07846.v3
Scope of Study
Universe: Juvenile detention and correctional facilities operated by state or local governments.
Data Types: survey data
Data Collection Notes:
Conducted by the United States Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census
questionnaires filled out by juvenile detention facilities
- Standardized missing values.
- Created online analysis version with question text.
- Performed recodes and/or calculated derived variables.
- Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.
Original ICPSR Release: 1984-03-18
- 2007-12-11 The data file was updated to include ready-to-go files and the ASCII codebook was converted to PDF format.
- 2005-11-04 On 2005-03-14 new files were added to one or more datasets. These files included additional setup files as well as one or more of the following: SAS program, SAS transport, SPSS portable, and Stata system files. The metadata record was revised 2005-11-04 to reflect these additions.
- 1997-02-25 SAS data definition statements are now available for this collection and the SPSS data definition statements have been updated.
- Citations exports are provided above.
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