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Federal Justice Statistics Program: Criminal Appeals Cases in Courts of Appeals -- Terminated, 2003 [United States] (ICPSR 24137)

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Summary:

The data contain records of criminal appeals cases terminated in United States Courts of Appeals during fiscal year 2003. 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. Appeals may be terminated on the merits or on procedural grounds. Of those that are terminated on the merits, the district court ruling may be affirmed, reversed, remanded to criminal court, or dismissed. 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.

Series: Federal Justice Statistics Program Data Series

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Study Description

Citation

United States Department of Justice. Bureau of Justice Statistics. Federal Justice Statistics Program: Criminal Appeals Cases in Courts of Appeals -- Terminated, 2003 [United States]. ICPSR24137-v2. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2011-03-08. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR24137.v2

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Funding

This study was funded by:

  • United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Statistics

Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   administration, appellate courts, court cases, criminal law, defendants, federal courts, judicial decisions, legal systems

Geographic Coverage:   United States

Time Period:  

  • 2002-10-01--2003-09-30

Date of Collection:  

  • 2002-10-01--2003-09-30

Unit of Observation:   appellants in federal criminal cases

Universe:   Criminal appeals cases terminated in United States Courts of Appeals during fiscal year 2003.

Data Types:   event/transaction data

Methodology

Data Source:

extracts from the AOUSC Courts of Appeals file

Extent of Processing:  ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection:

  • Created variable labels and/or value labels.

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Version History:

  • 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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