United States Department of Justice. Bureau of Justice Statistics. Public Image of Courts, 1977: Special Publics Data. ICPSR07704-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1997. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07704.v1
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The sample of lawyers was drawn in three phases: First, the
MARTINDALE-HUBBELL LAW DICTIONARY was employed, and then a supplemental
sample of public sector attorneys and a supplemental sample of lawyers
practicing in federal courts were drawn. State/local
judges were stratified into three categories: judges sitting on the highest
state appeals courts, judges sitting on courts of general jurisdiction, and
judges sitting on courts of limited/special jurisdiction. Federal judges were
selected on an every nth basis. State/local and federal/national
community leaders were selected by geography and leadership category. This
category includes mayors and staff, governors and staff, members of state
legislatures who chaired/cochaired judiciary committees, law enforcement
officials, representatives of electronic news media who covered court and
crime-related matters, representatives of print media who covered court and
crime-related matters, leaders of local organizations, local business
leaders, local (municipal) legislators, and leaders of local labor union
chapters. For federal/national community leaders, most of the interviews
were conducted in Washington, DC. National business leaders were
sampled from New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles.
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:
Performed consistency checks.
Standardized missing values.
Performed recodes and/or calculated derived variables.
Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.