National Archive of Criminal Justice Data

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Effects of Determinant Sentencing on Institutional Climate and Prison Administration: Connecticut, Minnesota, Illinois, 1981-1983 (ICPSR 8278) RSS

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Summary:

This data collection examines the effects of determinant sentencing on prison climate and administration. Three data collection periods are covered in the dataset. Parts 1-3 contain data taken from a total random sample of offenders housed at five prisons over all three data collection periods. Part 4 is an additional sample from the state of Connecticut of inmates serving determinate sentences, collected during the third period of data collection. Parts 5 and 6 comprise indeterminate sample data from all three data collection periods, while Parts 7-9 contain determinate panel sample data from all three collection periods. There were six questionnaires used in collecting these data, covering inmates' feelings about their arrest, court case, and conviction, their feelings about the law, physical problems developed during their prison term, how their time was spent in prison, family contacts outside prison, relationships with other prisoners and guards, involvement in prison programs, and criminal history.

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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
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DS1:  Random Sample at First Collection Period - Download All Files (6.2 MB)
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DS2:  Random Sample at Second Collection Period - Download All Files (6.2 MB)
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DS3:  Random Sample at Third Collection Period - Download All Files (6.2 MB)
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DS4:  Additional Sample from Connecticut Collected at Third Collection Period - Download All Files (5.8 MB)
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DS5:  Indeterminate Panel Sample from Collection Periods One and Two - Download All Files (5.9 MB)
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DS6:  Indeterminate Panel Sample from Collection Period Three - Download All Files (5.8 MB)
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DS7:  Determinate Panel from Collection Period One - Download All Files (5.8 MB)
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DS8:  Determinate Panel from Collection Period Two - Download All Files (5.8 MB)
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DS9:  Determinate Panel from Collection Period Three - Download All Files (5.8 MB)
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Study Description

Citation

Goodstein, Lynne, John H. Kramer, John R. Hepburn, and Doris L. MacKenzie. EFFECTS OF DETERMINANT SENTENCING ON INSTITUTIONAL CLIMATE AND PRISON ADMINISTRATION: CONNECTICUT, MINNESOTA, ILLINOIS, 1981-1983. State College, PA: Pennsylvania State University [producer], 1983. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1985. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08278.v1

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Funding

This study was funded by:

  • United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. National Institute of Justice (80-NI-AX-0006)

Scope of Study

Methodology

Data Source:

personal interviews

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Version History:

  • 2006-01-12 All files were removed from dataset 10 and flagged as study-level files, so that they will accompany all downloads.
  • 2006-01-12 All files were removed from dataset 10 and flagged as study-level files, so that they will accompany all downloads.

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