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Federal Justice Statistics Program: Paired-Agency Linked Files, 2011 (ICPSR 30701) RSS

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Summary:

The new FJSRC linking system, implemented with the 2008 FJSRC data, includes sets of agency dyad linked files created by improved methods of algorithmic matching. There are both inter-agency linked files and intra-agency dyad linked files.

The inter-agency matched pair files (or "dyads") permit the linking of records from two different source agencies for adjacent stages of federal case processing by providing a crosswalk of the agency-specific key ID variables for the two agency data files in the pair. These agency ID variables (sequential ID numbers) may be used to link records from one agency's standard analysis file (SAF) to the next. The system enables users to track individual defendant-cases through stages of the federal criminal justice system (from arrest to prosecution, adjudication, sentencing, and corrections) sequentially, one agency dyad pair at a time. Each inter-agency paired linked file relates the sequential record numbers (i.e. SEQ_NUM) included in the SAFs from one agency/stage to another.

The intra-agency matched pair files (also dyads) permit the same type of linking as described above except that the linkages are within the same federal agency. The linkages are to different stages of case processing withing a particular agency.

The system covers all data years from 1994-2011. These data are part of a series designed by the Urban Institute (Washington, D.C.) and the Bureau of Justice Statistics. Data and documentation were prepared by the Urban Institute.

Series: Federal Justice Statistics Program Data Series

Access Notes

  • One or more files in this study are not available for download due to special restrictions ; consult the restrictions note to learn more. You can apply online for access to the data. A login is required to apply for access.

    Access to these data is restricted. Users interested in obtaining these data must complete a Restricted Data Use Agreement, specify the reasons for the request, and obtain IRB approval or notice of exemption for their research.

Dataset(s)

DS0:  Study-Level Files
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DS1:  EO Matters OUT SAF and Marshals IN SAF
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DS2:  EO Cases IN SAF and AO Cases IN SAF
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DS3:  EO Cases OUT EO Magistrate Matters OUT SAFs and AO OUT SAF
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DS4:  AO Cases OUT SAF and USSC OUT SAF
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DS5:  BOP IN SAF and USSC OUT SAF
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DS6:  AO Cases IN SAF and AO Cases OUT SAF
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DS7:  EO Cases IN SAF and EO Cases Out SAF
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DS8:  EO Matters OUT SAF and EO Cases IN SAF
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DS9:  EO Matters OUT SAF and EO Cases OUT SAF
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DS10:  EO Matters IN SAF and EO Matters OUT SAF
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Study Description

Citation

United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Statistics. Federal Justice Statistics Program: Paired-Agency Linked Files, 2011. ICPSR30701-v5. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2014-06-16. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR30701.v5

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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:   case processing, federal courts, federal offenses

Geographic Coverage:   United States

Time Period:  

  • 1994-10-01--2011-09-30

Date of Collection:  

  • 1994-10-01--2011-09-30

Unit of Observation:   Cases in the Federal judicial system

Universe:   Cases in the federal court system.

Data Types:   event/transaction data

Data Collection Notes:

Datasets 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 are inter-agency matched pair files. Datasets 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10 are intra-agency matched pair files.

Methodology

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.

Version(s)

Original ICPSR Release:  

Version History:

  • 2014-06-16 The data files were updated to include information for 2011.
  • 2013-05-17 The codebook was updated to reflect new data files.
  • 2013-05-17 The collection was updated to replace datasets 1-9 and add dataset 10. All datasets contain information through 2010.
  • 2011-11-11 The study was updated to replace dataset 1 and add datasets 6, 7, 8 and 9.
  • 2011-08-08 Data parts 2, 3 and 4 were updated to include new values for the variable JWSCORE.
  • 2011-07-22 2011-07-22 The data files were updated to include information for 2009.

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