United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Statistics
This data collection provides detailed information on the
sentences and characteristics of convicted felons based on data
collected from state courts. The 2000 survey was based on a sample of
344 counties selected to be nationally representative. The collection
contains sociodemographic information such as age, race, and sex of
the felon. Types of offenses committed include homicide, rape, and
robbery. Adjudication variables referring to the process between
arrest and sentencing are also a part of this dataset. Data can be
analyzed at the national level or by individual counties.
National Judicial Reporting Program Series
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No downloadable data files available.
United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Statistics. National Judicial Reporting Program, 2000. ICPSR03802-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2003. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR03802.v1
Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR03802.v1
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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
drug law offenses,
Date of Collection:
Sentenced felons in the United States.
Data Collection Notes:
The data were compiled by the United States Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census.
A two-stage stratified cluster sampling design was
employed. At the first stage, 344 counties were selected from the
nations's approximately 3,100 counties. At the second stage, a
systematic sample of felons sentenced for murder/non-negligent
manslaughter, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, felony
larceny/motor vehicle theft, drug trafficking, and other offenses were
selected from each county's official records.
official court records
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:
Performed recodes and/or calculated derived variables.
Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.
Original ICPSR Release: 2003-09-10
- 2011-04-11 All parts are being moved to restricted access and will be available only using the restricted access procedures.
- 2003-12-19 The label description for V47 both in the codebook
and in the SAS and SPSS data definition statements has been changed
to "Maximum prison term/most serious" per the principal investigator's
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