Institute for Law and Social Research
These data were generated by the
Prosecutor's Management Information System (PROMIS), a computer-based
management information system for public prosecution agencies, and contain
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.
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. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07643.v1
Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07643.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
All cases and defendants brought to the Superior Court Division
of the United States Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia.
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.
Original ICPSR Release: 1984-03-18
- 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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