Alternate Title: NJRP 2006
Principal Investigator(s): 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 2006 survey was based on a sample of 300 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 murder, rape, and robbery. Data can be analyzed at the national level or by individual counties.
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United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Statistics. National Judicial Reporting Program, 2006. ICPSR27701-v2. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2011-03-08. doi:10.3886/ICPSR27701.v2
Persistent URL: http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR27701.v2
Scope of Study
Subject Terms: assault, auto theft, burglary, case processing, convictions (law), counties, demographic characteristics, drug law offenses, felony courts, felony offenses, homicide, larceny, manslaughter, murder, rape, robbery, sentencing, state courts
Smallest Geographic Unit: counties
Geographic Coverage: United States
Date of Collection:
Unit of Observation: State court records.
Universe: Sentenced felons in the United States.
Data Types: event/transaction data
Data Collection Notes:
The data were compiled by the United States Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census.
Sample: A stratified cluster sampling design was employed. A total of 300 counties were selected from the nation's approximately 3,141 counties or county equivalents.
Official court records.
- Created variable labels and/or value labels.
- Performed recodes and/or calculated derived variables.
- Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.
Original ICPSR Release: 2010-11-12
- 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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