United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Statistics
This is an independent sample of juvenile defendants drawn
from the State Court Processing Statistics (SCPS) for 1998 (see ICPSR
2038). SCPS 1998 tracked felony cases filed in May 1998 until final
disposition or until one year had elapsed from the date of filing.
SCPS 1998 presents data on felony cases filed in approximately
40 of the nation's 75 most populous counties in 1998. These 75
counties account for more than a third of the United States population
and approximately half of all reported crimes. The cases from these 40
jurisdictions were weighted to represent all felony filings during the
month of May in the 75 most populous counties. Data were collected on
arrest charges, demographic characteristics, criminal history,
pretrial release and detention, adjudication, and sentencing. Within
each sampled site, data were gathered on each juvenile felony
case. Cases were tracked through adjudication or for up to one
year. The source used to identify the upper age for juveniles and the
filing mechanism appropriate to each state was the OJJDP publication,
Trying Juveniles as Adults in Criminal Court: An Analysis of State
Transfer Provisions (December 1998).
United States Department of Justice. Bureau of Justice Statistics. Juvenile Defendants in Criminal Courts (JDCC): Survey of 40 Counties in the United States, 1998 . ICPSR03750-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2003. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR03750.v1
Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR03750.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:
Felony court filings during the month of May in 1998 in
the 40 of the 75 most populous counties in the United States.
An independent sample of juvenile defendants was drawn
from the State Court Processing Statistics 1998 series. The sample is
non-probabilistic of the counties and cannot be generalized to the
universe of 75 counties.
national, state, and local agencies
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: 2003-09-25
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