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Criminal Histories and Criminal Justice Processing of Drug Use Forecasting (DUF) Sample Members in Washington, DC, 1989-1991 (ICPSR 6122) RSS

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Summary:

These data provide information on the relationship between arrestee drug tests and future criminality once other risk factors, such as prior criminal history, are accounted for. Also explored is whether the association between drug test results and future offending varies depending upon the attributes of individual offenders. The dataset contains information drawn from the Pretrial Services Agency (PSA) in Washington, DC, and the National Institute of Justice's Drug Use Forecasting (DUF) program. Data are available from each source for 1989 and 1990 with subsequent arrest data provided by PSA through August 1991. The 1989-1990 data supplied by PSA contain information on criminal history and drug test results taken at the time of arrest. Data provided from the DUF program include drug test results from a sample of persons arrested as well as information obtained from arrestee interviews on items such as family and work status. The combined data contain the arrestees' demographic characteristics, arrest and charge information, prior criminal history, and subsequent offending. Drugs tested for include cocaine, opiates, methadone, PCP, amphetamines, barbiturates, marijuana, methaqualone, Darvon, and Valium. In addition, self-reported information regarding an individual's use of and dependency on these drugs is supplied. Demographic information includes age, sex, income, and employment status. Due to changes in the DUF measurement instrument from 1989 to 1990, the variables contained in the two data files are not completely identical.

Series: Arrestee Drug Abuse Monitoring (ADAM) Program/Drug Use Forecasting (DUF) Series

Access Notes

  • These data are freely available.

Dataset(s)

DS0:  Study-Level Files
Documentation:
DS1:  1989 Arrestees - Download All Files (1,911 KB)
Data:
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ASCII + SPSS Setup
DS2:  1990 Arrestees - Download All Files (1,896 KB)
Data:
ASCII
ASCII + SPSS Setup
DS3:  SAS Data Definition Statements for 1989 Arrestees - Download All Files (890 KB)
Data:

ASCII + SAS Setup
DS4:  SAS Data Definition Statements for 1990 Arrestees - Download All Files (894 KB)
Data:

ASCII + SAS Setup

Study Description

Citation

Carver, Jay, Eric Wish, Douglas A. Smith, and Christina Polsenberg. Criminal Histories and Criminal Justice Processing of Drug Use Forecasting (DUF) Sample Members in Washington, DC, 1989-1991. ICPSR06122-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1994. doi:10.3886/ICPSR06122.v1

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Funding

This study was funded by:

  • United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. National Institute of Justice (90-IJ-CX-0045)

Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   ADAM/DUF Program, alcohol abuse, criminal histories, crime patterns, demographic characteristics, drug dependence, drug law offenses, drug offenders, drug related crimes, drug testing, drug use, gun use, handguns, recidivism prediction, substance abuse, trends, urinalysis

Geographic Coverage:   United States

Time Period:  

  • 1989--1991

Date of Collection:  

  • 1989--1991

Unit of Observation:   Individual arrestees.

Universe:   Merged data for 1989 and 1990 from the Pretrial Services Agency (PSA) and the National Institute of Justice's Drug Use Forecasting (DUF) Program, with additional arrest data from PSA through August 1991.

Data Types:   survey data

Data Collection Notes:

The variables listed in the codebook are not in the same order as they appear in the data collection instruments. Also, there are more variables in the dataset than are indicated in the data collection instruments. The data collection instruments are available only in hardcopy form upon request from ICPSR.

Methodology

Study Purpose:   The researchers conducted this study to examine the relationship between arrestee drug tests and future criminality once other risk factors, such as prior criminal history, are accounted for. Also explored is whether the association between drug test results and future offending varies depending upon the attributes of individual offenders.

Study Design:   This dataset contains information drawn from the Pretrial Services Agency (PSA) in Washington, DC, and the National Institute of Justice's Drug Use Forecasting (DUF) program. Data are available from each source for 1989 and 1990 with subsequent arrest data provided by PSA through August 1991. DUF arrestees were matched with their PSA records using a common identifier.

Data Source:

records of the Pretrial Services Agency (PSA) in Washington, DC, and the National Institute of Justice's Drug Use Forecasting (DUF) Program

Description of Variables:   The data supplied by PSA contain information on criminal history and drug test results taken at the time of arrest. Data provided from the DUF program also include drug test results from a sample of persons arrested as well as information obtained from arrestee interviews on items such as family and work status. The combined data contain the arrestees' demographic characteristics, arrest and charge information, prior criminal history, and subsequent offending. Drugs tested for include cocaine, opiates, methadone, PCP, amphetamines, barbiturates, marijuana, methaqualone, Darvon, and Valium. Due to changes in the DUF measurement instrument from 1989 to 1990, the variables contained in the two data files are not completely identical.

Response Rates:   Not applicable.

Presence of Common Scales:   None.

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:

  • Standardized missing values.

Version(s)

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Version History:

  • 2006-01-12 All files were removed from dataset 6 and flagged as study-level files, so that they will accompany all downloads.
  • 2006-01-12 All files were removed from dataset 5 and flagged as study-level files, so that they will accompany all downloads.

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