The Source for Crime and Justice Data

Survey of Inmates of State and Federal Correctional Facilities Series

Investigator(s): Bureau of Justice Statistics

Designed by the Bureau of Justice Statistics and conducted by the Bureau of the Census, these surveys are part of a series of data gathering efforts undertaken to assist policymakers in assessing and remedying deficiencies in the nation's correctional institutions. The surveys gathered extensive information on demographic, socioeconomic, and criminal history characteristics. Also obtained were details of in-mates' military service records such as time of service and branch of service, eligibility for benefits, type of discharge, and contact with veterans' groups. Other variables include age, ethnicity, education, lifetime drug use, drinking pattern prior to arrest, prior incarceration record, and prearrest annual income.

Years Produced: Every 5 years.

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Most Recent Publications

2016
Kleck, Gary,  Jackson, Dylan . What kind of joblessness affects crime? A national case-control study of serious property crime. Journal of Quantitative Criminology.
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2016
Logan, Matthew W.,  Pare, Paul-Philippe . Are inmates with military backgrounds 'Army Strong?'. Criminal Justice Policy Review.
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2016
Porter, Lauren C.,  Bushway, Shawn D.,  Tsao, Hui-Shien,  Smith, Herbert L. How the U.S. prison boom has changed the age distribution of the prison population. Criminology. 54, (1), 30-55.
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2015
Benning, Carin L.,  Lahm, Karen F. Effects of parent-child relationships on inmate behavior: A comparison of male and female inmates. International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology. 60, (2), 189-207.
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2015
Blowers, Anita N.,  Blevins, Kristie R. An examination of prison misconduct among older inmates. Journal of Crime and Justice. 38, (1), 96-112.
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2015
Bronson, Jennifer,  Carson, E.A.,  Noonan, Margaret,  Berzofsky, Marcus . Veterans in Prison and Jail, 2011-12. Special Report. NCJ 249144, Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Statistics.
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2015
Carson, E. Ann . Prisoners in 2014. Bulletin. NCJ 248955, Washington, DC: Bureau of Justice Statistics.
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2015
Chowdhury, Liza . Intersections of Race and Gender on Prison Punishment and Adjustment. Dissertation, Rutgers.
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2015
Cook, Philip J.,  Parker, Susan T.,  Pollack, Harold A. Sources of guns to dangerous people: What we learn by asking them. Preventive Medicine.
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2015
Davidson, Megan L.,  Rosky, Jeffrey W. Dangerousness or diminished capacity? Exploring the association of gender and mental illness with violent offense sentence length. American Journal of Criminal Justice. 40, (2), 353-376.
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