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 Delinquency and Adult Crime, 1948-1977 [Racine, Wisconsin]: Three Birth Cohorts (ICPSR 8163)

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Summary:

This data collection contains information on juvenile delinquency and adult crime for three birth cohorts born in 1942, 1949, and 1955 in Racine, Wisconsin. These individual-level data are organized into three basic types: police contact data for the three cohorts, interview and contact data for the 1942 and 1949 cohorts, and contact data classified by age for all three cohorts. The police contact data include information on the type and frequency of police contacts by individual as well as the location, date, and number of the first contact. The interview datasets contain information on police contacts and a number of variables measured during personal interviews with the 1942 and 1949 cohorts. The interview variables include retrospective measures of the respondents' attitudes toward the police and a variety of other variables such as socioeconomic status and age at marriage. The age-by-age datasets provide juvenile court and police contact data classified by age.

Access Notes

  • 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)

DS1:  Police Contact Data, 1942 - Download All Files (5.3 MB)
Data:
ASCII
ASCII + SPSS Setup
DS2:  Police Contact Data, 1949 - Download All Files (8.1 MB)
Data:
ASCII
ASCII + SPSS Setup
DS3:  Police Contact Data, 1955 - Download All Files (10.9 MB)
Documentation:
Data:
ASCII
ASCII + SPSS Setup
DS4:  Interview Data, 1942 - Download All Files (8.4 MB)
DS5:  Interview Data, 1949 - Download All Files (12.6 MB)
DS6:  Age-by-Age Data, 1942 - Download All Files (2.7 MB)
Documentation:
Data:
ASCII
ASCII + SPSS Setup
DS7:  Age-by-Age Data, 1949 - Download All Files (3.2 MB)
Documentation:
Data:
ASCII
ASCII + SPSS Setup
DS8:  Age-by-Age Data, 1955 - Download All Files (4.5 MB)
Documentation:
Data:
ASCII
ASCII + SPSS Setup
DS9:  Codebook for Police Contact Data, 1942 and 1949
Documentation:
Download:
No downloadable data files available.
DS10:  Codebook for Interview Data, 1942 and 1949
Documentation:
Download:
No downloadable data files available.
DS11:  SAS Data Definition Statements for Police Contact Data, 1942 - Download All Files (0.3 MB)
Data:

ASCII + SAS Setup
DS12:  SAS Data Definition Statements for Police Contact Data, 1949 - Download All Files (0.3 MB)
Data:

ASCII + SAS Setup
DS13:  SAS Data Definition Statements for Police Contact Data, 1955 - Download All Files (0.2 MB)
Data:

ASCII + SAS Setup
DS14:  SAS Data Definition Statements for Interview Data, 1942 - Download All Files (0.4 MB)
Data:

ASCII + SAS Setup
DS15:  SAS Data Definition Statements for Interview Data, 1949 - Download All Files (0.4 MB)
Data:

ASCII + SAS Setup
DS16:  SAS Data Definition Statements for Age-by-Age Data, 1942 - Download All Files (0.2 MB)
Data:

ASCII + SAS Setup
DS17:  SAS Data Definition Statements for Age-by-Age Data, 1949 - Download All Files (0.2 MB)
Data:

ASCII + SAS Setup
DS18:  SAS Data Definition Statements for Age-by-Age Data, 1955 - Download All Files (0.1 MB)
Data:

ASCII + SAS Setup

Study Description

Citation

Shannon, Lyle W. Juvenile Delinquency and Adult Crime, 1948-1977 [Racine, Wisconsin]: Three Birth Cohorts. ICPSR08163-v2. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1994. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08163.v2

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Funding

This study was funded by:

  • United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. National Institute of Justice (84-IJ-CX-0013)

Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   arrests, crime, criminal justice system, delinquent behavior, police response

Geographic Coverage:   Racine, United States, Wisconsin

Time Period:  

  • 1948--1977

Universe:   All children born in Racine, Wisconsin, in 1942, 1949, and 1955.

Data Types:   event/transaction data

Methodology

Data Source:

personal interviews, and police and 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 recodes and/or calculated derived variables.
  • Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.

Version(s)

Original ICPSR Release:  

Version History:

  • 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.

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