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Federal Justice Statistics Program Data Series

Investigator(s): Bureau of Justice Statistics

Data in this collection examine the processing of federal offenders. The Cases Terminated files (Parts 1-3 and 25-28) contain information about defendants in criminal cases filed in the United States Federal District Court and terminated in the calendar year indicated. Defendants in criminal cases may either be individuals or corporations, and there is one record for each defendant in each case terminated. Information on court proceedings, date the case was filed, date the case was terminated, most serious charge, and reason for termination are included. The Docket and Reporting System files (Parts 4-7 and 31-34) include information on suspects in investigative matters that took an hour or more of a United States Attorney's time with one of the following outcomes: (1) the United States Attorney declined to prosecute, (2) the case was filed in Federal District Court, or (3) the matter was disposed by a United States magistrate. Codes for each disposition and change of status are also provided.

The Pretrial Services data (Parts 8 and 22) present variables on the circuit, district, and office where the defendant was charged, type of action, year of birth and sex of the defendant, major offense charge, and results of initial and detention hearings. The Parole Decisions data (Part 9) contain information from various parole hearings such as court date, appeal action, reopening decision, sentence, severity, offense, and race and ethnicity of the defendant. The Offenders Under Supervision files (Parts 15-16 and 37-40) focus on convicted offenders sentenced to probation supervision and federal prisoners released to parole supervision. The Federal Prisoner files (Parts 18 and 20) supply data on when an offender entered and was released from confinement, as well as the amount of time served for any given offense.

Years Produced: Annually.

NACJD has prepared a resource guide for the Federal Justice Statistics Program.

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2015
Adams, William,  Samuels, Julie,  Kelly, Jessica . Examining Indian Country Cases in the Federal Justice System. NCJ 248656, Washington, DC: Urban Institute.
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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
Faust, Erik,  Bickart, William,  Renaud, Cheryl,  Camp, Scott . Child pornography possessors and child contact sex offenders: A multilevel comparison of demographic characteristics and rates of recidivism. Sexual Abuse. 27, (5), 460-478.
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Motivans, Mark . Federal Justice Statistics, 2011 - Statistical Tables. NCJ 248469, Washington, DC: United States Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Statistics.
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Motivans, Mark . Federal Justice Statistics, 2011-2012. Bulletin. NCJ 248493, Washington, DC: United States Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Statistics.
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Motivans, Mark . Federal Jutstice Statistics, 2012 - Statistical Tables. NCJ 248470, Washington, DC: United States Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Statistics.
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2015
Rhodes, William,  Kling, Ryan,  Luallen, Jeremy,  Dyous, Christina . Federal Sentencing Disparity: 2005-2012. Bureau of Justice Statistics Working Paper Series. Cambridge, MA: Bureau of Justice Statistics, Abt Associates.
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2015
Simpson, Sally S.,  Cleary Yeager, Peter . Building a Comprehensive White-Collar Violations Data System. Final Technical Report. NCJ 248667, .
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2014
Anderson, James M.,  Waggoner, Ivan . The Changing Role of Criminal Law in Controlling Corporate Behavior. Santa Monica, CA: RAND Corporation.
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2014
Graham, Kyle . Overcharging. Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law. 11, (1), 701-724.
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