Federal Judicial Center
In 2008, the Administrative Office of the United States Courts (AOUSC) began implementing the NewSTATS (New Streamline Timely Access to Statistics) Project with respect to bankruptcy data. The project's goals were to modernize the system for collecting, processing, analyzing, and reporting statistics of the federal court system. Based on the records for bankruptcy cases in NewSTATS, a data base for internal use in the Research Division of the Federal Judicial Center has been created. That data base is the Bankruptcy Petition NewSTATS Snapshots [BPNS] Data Base.
Federal Court Cases: Integrated Database Series
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Federal Court Cases: Integrated Data Base Bankruptcy Petitions, 2008
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Federal Judicial Center. Federal Court Cases: Integrated Data Base Bankruptcy Petitions, 2008. ICPSR36468-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2016-08-08. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR36468.v1
Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR36468.v1
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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
Date of Collection:
Unit of Observation:
Federal Bankruptcy Court case.
All federal Bankruptcy Court cases in the United States in 2008.
administrative records data,
The purpose of this data collection is to provide an official public record of the business of the federal courts. The data originate from 100 court offices throughout the United States. Information was obtained at two points in the life of a case: filing and termination. The termination data contain information on both filing and terminations, while the pending data contain only filing information. For the appellate and civil data, the unit of analysis is a single case. The unit of analysis for the criminal data is a single defendant.
Mode of Data Collection:
computerized court records, administrative records
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 consistency checks.
Created variable labels and/or value labels.
Standardized missing values.
Performed recodes and/or calculated derived variables.
Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.
Original ICPSR Release: 2016-08-08
- 2017-01-05 The appendix of the codebook was updated to correct coding of the EASST variable. This change does not affect the dataset.
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