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Federal Court Cases: Integrated Data Base, 2004 (ICPSR 4348) RSS

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Summary:

The purpose of this data collection is to provide an official public record of the business of the federal courts. The data originate from district and appellate 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.

Series: Federal Court Cases: Integrated Database Series

Access Notes

  • One or more files in this study are not available for download due to special restrictions ; consult the restrictions note to learn more. You can apply online for access to the data. A login is required to apply for access.

    Access to these data is restricted. Users interested in obtaining these data must complete a Restricted Data Use Agreement, specify the reasons for the request, and obtain IRB approval or notice of exemption for their research.

Dataset(s)

DS0:  Study-Level Files
DS1:  Appellate Terminations Data, 2004
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DS2:  Civil Terminations Data, 2004 -- PLT and DEF Blanked
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DS3:  Criminal Data, 2004
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DS4:  Civil Terminations Data, 2004 -- PLT and DEF Included
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Study Description

Citation

Federal Judicial Center. Federal Court Cases: Integrated Data Base, 2004. ICPSR04348-v3. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2011-11-11. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR04348.v3

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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:   administration, appellate courts, case dismissal, case processing, civil law, court cases, criminal law, defendants, disposition (legal), federal courts, judicial decisions, legal systems, pretrial procedures, records, trial courts, trial procedures

Smallest Geographic Unit:   county

Geographic Coverage:   United States

Time Period:  

  • 2004

Date of Collection:  

  • 2004

Unit of Observation:   Appellate terminations data - case, Civil terminations data - case, Criminal data - defendant

Universe:   All federal court cases in the United States in 2004.

Data Types:   administrative records data

Data Collection Notes:

Starting with the year 2001, each year of data for Federal Court Cases is released by ICPSR as a separate study number. Federal Court Cases data for the years 1970-2000 can be found in FEDERAL COURT CASES: INTEGRATED DATA BASE, 1970-2000 (ICPSR 8429).

Methodology

Data Source:

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:

  • Created variable labels and/or value labels.
  • Performed recodes and/or calculated derived variables.

Version(s)

Original ICPSR Release:  

Version History:

  • 2013-01-14 Docket numbers are 9-filled as requested by the PI.
  • 2011-11-11 All parts are being moved to restricted access and will be available only using the restricted access procedures.
  • 2006-03-17 Two additional data files were added with SAS and SPSS setup files and an updated codebook for each.

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