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.

A Sentencing Postscript: Felony Probationers Under Supervision in the Community, 1983 (ICPSR 8647)

Principal Investigator(s): Cunniff, Mark A.; National Association of Criminal Justice Planners


This study provides an overview of how the supervision of a class of felony probationers operates in a jurisdiction, and gives a baseline against which the impact of changes to probationary supervision can be measured. The objectives of this study were to describe the demographic characteristics of probationers, the nature and level of supervision that probationers receive, the extent and types of specified conditions imposed on probationers, the degree of probationer compliance with these specified conditions, the extent to which probationers are arrested and/or subjected to probationary disciplinary hearings while under supervision, and the exit status of probationers from community supervision.

Access Notes

  • The public-use data files in this collection are available for access by the general public. Access does not require affiliation with an ICPSR member institution.


DS1:  Probation Hearings and New Arrests - Download All Files (0.768 MB)
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DS2:  Financial Conditions - Download All Files (0.98 MB)
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DS3:  Behavioral Conditions - Download All Files (0.406 MB)
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DS4:  Master File on Probation - Download All Files (1.059 MB)
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Study Description


Cunniff, Mark A., and the National Association of Criminal Justice Planners. A SENTENCING POSTSCRIPT: FELONY PROBATIONERS UNDER SUPERVISION IN THE COMMUNITY, 1983. ICPSR ed. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [producer and distributor], 1997.

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This study was funded by:

  • United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Statistics (82-BJ-CX-K046)

Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    demographic characteristics, felony offenses, offenders, probation, probationers

Geographic Coverage:    United States

Time Period:   

  • 1983--1984

Date of Collection:   

  • 1985

Universe:    Convicted adult felons sentenced to probation for the crimes of homicide, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, larceny, and drug trafficking.

Data Type(s):    survey data, and event/transaction data


Sample:    Sampling rates varied by type of crime and jurisdiction, with the desired goal of 30 cases for each type of crime in each of the jurisdictions.

Data Source:

official court records, and self-enumerated forms

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:

  • Standardized missing values.
  • Performed recodes and/or calculated derived variables.
  • Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.


Original ICPSR Release:   1987-06-26

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.
  • 1997-04-22 SAS data definition statements are now available for this collection, and the SPSS data definition statements were updated.

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