United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Statistics
The data contain records of criminal appeals cases filed in United States Courts of Appeals during fiscal year 1996. The data were constructed from the Administrative Office of the United States Courts' (AOUSC) Court of Appeals file. These contain variables on the nature of the criminal appeal, the underlying offense, and the disposition of the appeal. An appeal can be filed by the government or the offender, and the appellant can appeal the sentence, the verdict, or both sentence and verdict. The data file contains variables from the original AOUSC files as well as additional analysis variables, or "SAF" variables, that denote subsets of the data. These SAF variables are related to statistics reported in the Compendium of Federal Justice Statistics, Tables 6.1-6.5. Variables containing information (e.g., name, Social Security number) were replaced with blanks, and the day portions of date fields were also sanitized in order to protect the identities of individuals. These data are part of a series designed by the Urban Institute (Washington, DC) and the Bureau of Justice Statistics. Data and documentation were prepared by the Urban Institute.
Federal Justice Statistics Program Data Series
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United States Department of Justice. Bureau of Justice Statistics. Federal Justice Statistics Program: Criminal Appeals Cases Filed in Courts of Appeals, 1996 [United States]. ICPSR24003-v2. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2011-03-08. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR24003.v2
Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR24003.v2
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This study was funded by:
- United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Statistics
Scope of Study
extracts from the AOUSC Courts of Appeals file
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Created variable labels and/or value labels.
Original ICPSR Release: 2009-02-04
- 2011-03-08 All parts are being moved to restricted access and will be available only using the restricted access procedures.
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