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.

State Strategic Planning Under the Drug Control and System Improvement Formula Grant Program in the United States, 1990 (ICPSR 9748)

Principal Investigator(s): Dunworth, Terence; Saiger, Aaron J.


This evaluation of the Drug Control and System Improvement Formula Grant Program focuses on the federal-state relationship and on the drug-related, crime-combat strategies that states must develop in order to receive federal aid. The primary goals of the project were to (1) describe state-established strategic planning processes, (2) evaluate the strategies, (3) report on state reactions to the program, and (4) make recommendations for improvement in strategic planning processes. Five-state, on-site observation of planning processes and a mail survey of all states and territories participating in the program were conducted, as well as a review of all strategy submissions. Variables in Part 1 include the Formula Grant Program's role in the state and its relationship with other agencies, policy boards, and working groups, the roles that these agencies play in Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) strategy, funds allocated to local criminal justice programs, and criteria used in selecting geographical areas of greatest need. Variables from Part 2 relate to the variety and use of state criminal justice data, difficulties in obtaining such data, federal grant requirements, allocation of subgrants, and input of various individuals and agencies in different stages of BJA strategy development.

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.


DS0:  Study-Level Files
DS1:  State Data - Download All Files (3.097 MB)
DS2:  National Data - Download All Files (3.116 MB)

Study Description


Dunworth, Terence, and Aaron J. Saiger. STATE STRATEGIC PLANNING UNDER THE DRUG CONTROL AND SYSTEM IMPROVEMENT FORMULA GRANT PROGRAM IN THE UNITED STATES, 1990. Los Altos, CA: Sociometrics Corporation [producer], 1992. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1993.

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This study was funded by:

  • United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. National Institute of Justice (89-IJ-CX-0043)

Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    crime prevention, drug laws, federal aid, intervention strategies

Geographic Coverage:    United States

Time Period:   

  • 1990

Date of Collection:   

  • 1990-08

Universe:    All United States states and territories.

Data Type(s):    survey data

Data Collection Notes:

Since the data are divided into two files, only one of which includes state identifiers, it is not possible to use variables from both files in some types of analyses, with the exception of the comparison means. Clearer evaluations can be made if analyses are drawn from a single data file. Users must also note that not all items on the questionnaire are coded into the data, notably items which elicited an open response, as well as the following items: Section 1: Questions 4b-4e, 5-9, 11-13, 15, 17-22, Section 3: Question 23h, Section 4: Questions 16f, 17-21.


Sample:    All 50 states, except Massachusetts, plus the District of Columbia, American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands.

Data Source:

mail survey


Original ICPSR Release:   1993-04-09

Version History:

  • 2006-01-18 File CB9748.PDF was removed from any previous datasets and flagged as a study-level file, so that it will accompany all downloads.

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