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.

National Assessment of Criminal Justice Needs, 1983: [United States] (ICPSR 8362) RSS

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Summary:

In 1983, the National Institute of Justice sponsored a program evaluation survey by Abt Associates that was designed to identify the highest priority needs for management and operational improvements in the criminal justice system. Six groups were surveyed: judges and trial court administrators, corrections officials, public defenders, police, prosecutors, and probation/parole officials. Variables in this study include background information on the respondents' agencies, such as operating budget and number of employees, financial resources available to the agency, and technical assistance, research, and initiative programs used by the agency. The codebook includes the mailed questionnaire sent to each of the six groups in the study as well as a copy of the telephone interview guide.

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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:  Judges and Trial Court Administrators - Download All Files (3.3 MB)
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DS2:  Public Defenders - Download All Files (3.3 MB)
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DS3:  Corrections Officials - Download All Files (3.4 MB)
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DS4:  Police - Download All Files (3.4 MB)
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DS5:  Probation and Parole Officers - Download All Files (3.3 MB)
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DS6:  Prosecutors - Download All Files (3.4 MB)
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Study Description

Citation

Chabotar, Kent. NATIONAL ASSESSMENT OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE NEEDS, 1983: [UNITED STATES]. ICPSR version. Washington, DC: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of the Census [producer], 198?. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2002. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08362.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-IJ-CX-0001)

Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   administration, budgets, correctional facilities, court system, criminal justice system, government agencies, judicial process, legal systems, management, organizational behavior, parole services, police, policies and procedures, program evaluation, United States

Time Period:  

  • 1983

Date of Collection:  

  • 1983

Data Types:   survey data

Data Collection Notes:

The codebook is provided by ICPSR as a Portable Document Format (PDF) file. The PDF file format was developed by Adobe Systems Incorporated and can be accessed using PDF reader software, such as the Adobe Acrobat Reader. Information on how to obtain a copy of the Acrobat Reader is provided on the ICPSR Web site.

Methodology

Data Source:

mailback questionnaires and telephone interviews

Version(s)

Original ICPSR Release:  

Version History:

  • 2006-01-18 File CB8362.PDF was removed from any previous datasets and flagged as a study-level file, so that it will accompany all downloads.

Related Publications ?

    1984
    Chabotar, K. Assessing Needs in the Criminal Justice System, Final Report. Washington, DC: National Institute of Justice.
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    1981
    Strathman, G.J. . Local Corrections Programming. Minnesota Community Corrections Act Evaluation, Technical Report. NCJ 86164, Washington, DC: United States Department of Justice, National Institute of Justice.
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    1981
    Strathman, Gerald J. Appropriateness of Sanctions. Minnesota Community Corrections Act Evaluation, Technical Report. NCJ 86161, Washington, DC: United States Department of Justice, National Institute of Justice.
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    1981
    Strathman, Gerald J. Economy. Minnesota Community Corrections Act Evaluation, Technical Report. NCJ 86162, Washington, DC: United States Department of Justice, National Institute of Justice.
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    1981
    Strathman, Gerald J. Efficiency. Minnesota Community Corrections Act Evaluation, Technical Report. NCJ 86163, Washington, DC: United States Department of Justice, National Institute of Justice.
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    1981
    Strathman, Gerald J. Minnesota Community Corrections Act Evaluation, General Report. NCJ 75421, Washington, DC: United States Department of Justice, National Institute of Justice.
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    1981
    Strathman, Gerald J. Planning and Administration. Minnesota Community Corrections Act Evaluation, Technical Report. NCJ 86165, Washington, DC: United States Department of Justice, National Institute of Justice.
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    1981
    Strathman, Gerald J. Public Protection. Minnesota Community Corrections Act Evaluation, Technical Report. NCJ 86166, Washington, DC: United States Department of Justice, National Institute of Justice.
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    1981
    Strathman, Gerald J. Retaining Offenders in the Community. Minnesota Community Corrections Act Evaluation, Technical Report. NCJ 86167, Washington, DC: United States Department of Justice, National Institute of Justice.
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    1981
    Strathman, Gerald J. Social Justice. Minnesota Community Corrections Act, Evaluation, Technical Report. NCJ 86168, Washington, DC: United States Department of Justice, National Institute of Justice.
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