Principal Investigator(s): United States Sentencing Commission
These data, collected to assist in the development of sentencing guidelines, describe offense and sentencing characteristics for organizations sentenced in federal district courts in 2000. The United States Sentencing Commission's primary function is to inform federal courts of sentencing policies and practices that include guidelines prescribing the appropriate form and severity of punishment for offenders convicted of federal crimes. Court-related variables include primary offense type, pecuniary offense loss and gain, dates of disposition and sentencing, method of determination of guilt, number of counts pled and charged, and dates and types of sentencing and restitution. Defendant organization variables include ownership structure, number of owners and employees, highest level of corporate knowledge of the criminal offense, highest level of corporate indictment and conviction for participation in the criminal offense, annual revenue, equity and financial status of the defendant organization, whether it was a criminal organization, duration of criminal activity, and risk to national security. Organizational Defendants Data, 2000, covers fiscal year October 1, 1999, through September 30, 2000.
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United States Sentencing Commission. Organizations Convicted in Federal Criminal Courts, 2000. ICPSR03495-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2011-04-11. doi:10.3886/ICPSR03495.v1
Persistent URL: http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR03495.v1
Scope of Study
Subject Terms: convictions (law), corporate crime, corporate sentencing, defendants, disposition (legal), federal courts, federal offenses, fines, organizational structure, organizations, restitution programs, sentencing, sentencing guidelines
Geographic Coverage: United States
Date of Collection:
Universe: All organizational defendants sentenced in federal district courts during 1999-2000.
Data Types: administrative records data
Data Collection Notes:
Starting with the 1999 data, ICPSR archives ORGANIZATIONS CONVICTED IN FEDERAL CRIMINAL COURTS under a new study number for each year of data. Data for the years 1987-1998 are archived under study number 9513.
case materials from United States probation offices: master dockets, official indictments, presentence investigation reports, plea agreements, judgment of conviction orders
- Performed recodes and/or calculated derived variables.
- Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.
Original ICPSR Release: 2002-10-11
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