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Monitoring of Federal Criminal Sentences, 1999 (ICPSR 3106)

Principal Investigator(s): United States Sentencing Commission


This collection contains information on federal criminal cases sentenced under the Sentencing Guidelines and Policy Statements of the Sentencing Reform Act of 1984. The data files include all cases received by the United States Sentencing Commission that had sentencing dates between October 1, 1998, and September 30, 1999, and were assessed as constitutional. Constitutionality compares each case's sentencing date, circuit, district, and judge to provide uniformity in reporting the cases. In 1999, the United States Sentencing Commission added more variables from its databases to this collection, so the data are now provided in two files. Part 1, the main data file, includes the most important variables for each case, such as defendant's age, criminal history points, armed criminal status, case disposition, sentence, and fines applied. Part 2, the supplemental file, contains additional variables involving multiple guideline computation and count-based statutes. For a more detailed discussion of the two files, users should consult the codebook.

Series: Monitoring of Federal Criminal Sentences Series

Access Notes

  • The public-use data files in this collection are available for access by the general public. Access does not require affiliation with an ICPSR member institution.


DS0:  Study-Level Files
DS1:  Main Data File - Download All Files (79.765 MB)
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DS2:  Supplemental Data File - Download All Files (1952.937 MB) large file
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Study Description


United States Sentencing Commission. Monitoring of Federal Criminal Sentences, 1999. ICPSR03106-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2001.

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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

Subject Terms:    convictions (law), criminal histories, defendants, federal courts, judicial decisions, offenses, sentencing, sentencing guidelines

Geographic Coverage:    United States

Time Period:   

  • 1998-10-01--1999-09-30

Date of Collection:   

  • 1998--1999

Data Type(s):    event/transaction data

Data Collection Notes:

Starting with the 1999 data, ICPSR is archiving MONITORING OF FEDERAL CRIMINAL SENTENCES under a new study number for each year of data. Data for the years 1993-1998 are archived under study number 9317.


Data Source:

Federal Probation Sentence and Supervision Information System, presentence reports, judgments of conviction, statements of reasons, plea agreements, and guideline worksheets

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:

  • Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.


Original ICPSR Release:   2001-04-12

Version History:

  • 2014-06-25 All parts are being moved from restricted access to public access.
  • 2011-04-08 All parts are being moved to restricted access and will be available only using the restricted access procedures.
  • 2006-01-18 File CB3106.ALL.PDF was removed from any previous datasets and flagged as a study-level file, so that it will accompany all downloads.

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