United States Sentencing Commission
This collection contains appellate information from the 12
circuit courts of appeals of the United States. From the Clerk of the
Court of each court of appeals, the United States Sentencing
Commission compiled the final opinions and orders, both published and
unpublished, in all criminal appeals for the time period surveyed. The
Commission also collected habeas corpus decisions even though they are
technically civil matters, because such cases often involve sentencing
issues. Both the "case" and the "defendant" are used in this
collection as units of analysis. Each case comprises individual
records representing all codefendants participating in a consolidated
appeal. Each defendant's record comprises the sentencing-related
issues corresponding to that particular defendant.
Monitoring of Federal Criminal Convictions and Sentences: Appeals Data Series
United States Sentencing Commission. Monitoring of Federal Criminal Convictions and Sentences: Appeals Data, 2006. ICPSR20101-v2. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2007-09-26. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR20101.v2
Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR20101.v2
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- EndNote XML (EndNote X4.0.1 or higher)
This study was funded by:
- United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Statistics
Scope of Study
Date of Collection:
All appeals cases received by the United States Sentencing
Commission and assessed as constitutional.
Data Collection Notes:
Starting with the 1999 data, ICPSR archives MONITORING
OF FEDERAL CRIMINAL CONVICTIONS AND SENTENCES: APPEALS DATA under a
new study number for each year of data. Data for the years 1993-1998
are archived as ICPSR 6559.
Final opinions and orders, both published and
unpublished, and habeas corpus decisions from the 12 circuit courts of
appeals of the United States.
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.
Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.
Original ICPSR Release: 2007-09-26
- 2014-06-27 All parts are being moved from restricted access to public access.
- 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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