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Juvenile Detention and Correctional Facility Census, 1974 (ICPSR 7706)

Alternate Title:  Children in Custody (CIC), 1974

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Summary:

The 1974 census includes juvenile detention and correctional facilities that were operated by state or local governments in November 1974, and had been in operation for at least a month prior to June 30, 1974. There is one record for each juvenile detention facility that had a population of at least 50 percent juveniles. Each record is classified into one of six categories: detention centers or shelters, reception or diagnostic centers, training schools, ranches, forestry camps and farms, and halfway houses and group homes. Data include state, county, and city identification, level of government responsible for the facility, type of agency, agency identification, resident population by sex, age range, detention status, and offense, admissions and departures of population, average length of stay, staffing and expenditures, age and capacity of the facility, and programs and services available.

Series: Census of Public and Private Juvenile Detention, Correctional, and Shelter Facilities Series

Access Notes

  • These data are freely available.

Dataset(s)

Juvenile Detention and Correctional Facility Census, 1974, Dataset 0001 - Download All Files (2.6 MB)
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Study Description

Citation

United States Department of Justice. Bureau of Justice Statistics. Juvenile Detention and Correctional Facility Census, 1974. ICPSR07706-v2. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2008-03-26. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07706.v2

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   census data, correctional facilities (juveniles), inmate populations, juvenile crime, juvenile offenders

Geographic Coverage:   United States

Time Period:  

  • 1974

Universe:   Juvenile detention and correctional facilities that were operated by state or local governments.

Data Types:   survey data

Data Collection Notes:

Conducted by the United States Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census.

Methodology

Data Source:

questionnaires filled out by juvenile detention facilities

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.
  • Created online analysis version with question text.
  • Performed recodes and/or calculated derived variables.
  • Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.

Version(s)

Original ICPSR Release:  

Version History:

  • 2008-03-26 The data file was updated to include ready-to-go files and the ASCII codebook was converted to PDF format.
  • 2005-11-04 On 2005-03-14 new files were added to one or more datasets. These files included additional setup files as well as one or more of the following: SAS program, SAS transport, SPSS portable, and Stata system files. The metadata record was revised 2005-11-04 to reflect these additions.
  • 1997-02-25 SAS data definition statements are now available for this collection and the SPSS data definition statements were updated.

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