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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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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
Hamilton, Melissa . Sentencing adjudication: Lessons from child pornography policy nullification. Georgia State University Law Review. 30, (2), 375-460.
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2014
Johnson, Brian D. The Missing Link: Examining Prosecutorial Decision-making across Federal District Courts. Final Technical Report. NCJ 245351, .
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2014
Kaiser, Kimberly A.,  Spohn, Cassia . 'Fundamentally flawed?' Exploring the use of policy disagreements in judicial downward departures for child pornography sentences. Criminology and Public Policy.
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Kim, KiDeuk,  Peterson, Bryce . Aging Behind Bars: Trends and Implications of Graying Prisoners in the Federal Prison System. Washington, DC: Urban Institute.
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2013
Cochrane, Robert E.,  Herbel, Bryon L.,  Reardon, Maureen L.,  Lloyd, Kristina P. The sell effect: Involuntary medication treatment is a 'clear and convincing' success. Law and Human Behavior. 37, (2), 107-116.
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2013
Cohen, Thomas H. Pretrial Detention and Misconduct in Federal District Courts, 1995-2010. BJS Special Report. NCJ 239673, Washington, DC: United States Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Statistics.
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2013
Graham, Kyle . Overcharging. Santa Clara University School of Law, .
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Kim, KiDeuk . Organizational Efficiency and Early Disposition Programs in Federal Courts. Final Report. NCJ 244386, Washington, DC: The Urban Institute.
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