Survey of State Court Criminal Appeals, 2010 (ICPSR 36465)

Alternate Title:   SSCCA

Principal Investigator(s): United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Statistics

Summary:

State appellate courts were created to detect and correct errors in trial court decisions and provide fair, consistent, and timely resolutions to all appeals. The Survey of State Court Criminal Appeals, 2010 (SSCCA) data were collected from a nationally representative sample of all criminal appeals disposed in all 143 state appellate courts in 2010. The data include state court criminal appeals, resolution of appeals, and time to resolution.

Series: State Court Statistics Series

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Dataset(s)

DS0:  Study-Level Files
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DS1:  Main Data
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DS2:  Oversample of Cases Heard by Both IAC and COLR
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Study Description

Citation

United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Statistics. Survey of State Court Criminal Appeals, 2010. ICPSR36465-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2016-07-05. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR36465.v1

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR36465.v1

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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:    appellate courts, criminal courts, offenses

Smallest Geographic Unit:    county

Geographic Coverage:    United States

Time Period:   

  • 2010

Unit of Observation:    State criminal appeals

Universe:    Criminal appeals in state courts.

Data Type(s):    administrative records data, survey data

Methodology

Sample:    The data were collected from a nationally representative probability sample of all criminal appeals in 2010. Also included is a complete census of all death penalty appeals in 2010.

Time Method:    Cross-sectional

Weight:    The data include a weight variable used to estimate criminal appeals in the United States. Also included are replicate weights for calculating standard errors.

Mode of Data Collection:    record abstracts

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:

  • Performed recodes and/or calculated derived variables.
  • Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.

Version(s)

Original ICPSR Release:   2016-07-05

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