The Source for Crime and Justice Data

State Court Processing Statistics Series RSS

Investigator(s): Pretrial Services Resource Center (formerly National Pretrial Reporting Program)

This data collection effort was undertaken to determine whether accurate and comprehensive pretrial data can be collected at the local level and subsequently aggregated at the state and federal levels. The data contained in this collection provide a picture of felony defendants' movements through the criminal courts. Offenses were recoded into 14 broad categories that conform to the Bureau of Justice Statistics' crime definitions. Other variables include sex, race, age, prior record, relationship to criminal justice system at the time of the offense, pretrial release, detention decisions, court appearances, pretrial rearrest, adjudication, and sentencing. The unit of analysis is the defendant.

Years Produced: Updated biannually

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2014
Cohen, Thomas H. Who is better at defending criminals? Does type of defense attorney matter in terms of producing favorable case outcomes. Criminal Justice Policy Review. 25, (1), 29-58.
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2014
Roach, Michael A. Indigent defense counsel, attorney quality, and defendant outcomes. American Law and Economics Review.
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2014
Weisburd, David,  Britt, Chester . Multivariate regression with multiple category nominal or ordinal measures: Extending the basic logistic regression model. Statistics in Criminal Justice. New York, NY: Springer.
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2013
Bhati, Avinash,  Crites, Erin L.,  Taxman, Faye S. RNR simulation tool: A synthetic datasets and its uses for policy simulations. Simulation Strategies to Reduce Recidivism: A Synthetic Datasets and Its Uses for Policy Simulations. New York, NY: Springer.
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2013
D'Alessio, Stewart J.,  Stolzenberg, Lisa,  Eitle, David . 'Last hired, first fired': The effect of the unemployment rate on the probability of repeat offending. American Journal of Criminal Justice. 39, (1), 77-93.
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2013
Freiburger, Tina L.,  Hilinski, Carly M. An examination of the interactions of race and gender on sentencing decisions using a trichotomous dependent variable. Crime and Delinquency. 59, (1), 59-86.
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2013
Gau, Jacinta M. Statistics for Criminology and Criminal Justice. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
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2013
McIntyre, Frank,  Baradaran, Shima . Race, prediction, and pretrial detention. Journal of Empirical Legal Studies. 10, (4), 741-770.
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2013
Pinchevsky, Gillian M.,  Steiner, Benjamin . Sex-based disparities in pretrial release decisions and outcomes. Crime and Delinquency.
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2013
Reaves, Brian A. Felony Defendants in Large Urban Counties, 2009 - Statistical Tables. State Court Processing Statistics. NCJ 243777, Washington, DC: United States Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Statistics.
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