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Prosecutor's Management Information System (Promis) Data, 1974-1975 (ICPSR 7643) RSS

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Summary:

These data were generated by the Prosecutor's Management Information System (PROMIS), a computer-based management information system for public prosecution agencies, and contain information on all cases and defendants brought to the Superior Court Division of the United States Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia. The data were prepared for public release by the Institute for Law and Social Research, Washington, DC. The data contain selected variables, including type and gravity of the crime, a score reflecting the defendant's past record, and detailed records of the administration of each case. The 1974 data have only sentencing information.

Access Notes

  • These data are freely available.

Dataset(s)

DS1:  1974 Data - Download All Files (16.7 MB)
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DS2:  1975 Data - Download All Files (17.8 MB)
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Study Description

Citation

Institute for Law and Social Research. Prosecutor's Management Information System (Promis) Data, 1974-1975. ICPSR07643-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1996. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07643.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:   court cases, crime, criminal justice system

Geographic Coverage:   United States

Time Period:  

  • 1974--1975

Data Types:   administrative records data

Methodology

Sample:   All cases and defendants brought to the Superior Court Division of the United States Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia.

Data Source:

Prosecutor's Management Information System (PROMIS)

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

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Version History:

  • 1996-11-21 SAS and SPSS data definition statements for the logical record length version of the data files have been added to this collection.

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