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The Survey of Criminal Justice Experience (SCJE), 2013 (ICPSR 35080)

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The Survey of Criminal Justice Experience (SCJE) is a household survey of the criminal justice experiences of United States adults ages 18-64. Measures capture supervision (e.g. probation, jail, and prison) and broader experiences such as arrests and convictions. Researchers are able to estimate 12-month and life-time prevalence rates of respondents' criminal justice experiences. Data were collected between May 8, 2013 and May 20, 2013 via a web-based survey conducted by GfK, a leading market research organization. GfK maintains the KnowledgePanel -- a probability-based research panel representative of households in the United States. A random sample of 5,278 individuals aged 18-64 were selected from the KnowledgePanel and 3,260 participated in the survey. Along with the main survey variables, standard demographic variables, a series of data processing variables created by GfK, and a final sample weight are also included in the dataset. Demographic variables cover: age, race, sex, income, regions, education, marital status, employment status, and housing type.

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Brown, Susan, and Wendy Manning. The Survey of Criminal Justice Experience (SCJE), 2013. ICPSR35080-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2014-08-07. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR35080.v1

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Funding

This study was funded by:

  • United States Department of Health and Human Services. Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (5 U01 AE000001-05)
  • Bowling Green State University

Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   arrest records, conviction records, convictions (law), correctional facilities, correctional system, crime, criminal histories, criminal justice system, parole, probation, recidivism, sentencing, supervised liberty

Geographic Coverage:   United States

Time Period:  

  • 2013

Date of Collection:  

  • 2013-05-08--2013-05-20

Unit of Observation:   Individual

Universe:   The general population of adults aged 18-64 in the United States.

Data Types:   survey data

Data Collection Notes:

This research is supported by the National Center for Family and Marriage Research, which is funded by a cooperative agreement, grant number 5 U01 AE000001-05, between the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE) in the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Bowling Green State University.

Documentation regarding KnowledgePanel sampling, data collection procedures, weighting, and IRB-related issues is available from the following online resources.

Methodology

Sample:   A random sample of 5,278 individuals aged 18-64 were selected from the KnowledgePanel, which is a representative sample of the United States population. Users should refer to the user guide for additional sampling and methodological information.

Weight:   A Final Post-Stratification Weight is included in the data. Users should refer to the user guide for additional weighting and methodological information.

Mode of Data Collection:   web-based survey

Response Rates:   61.7 percent

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