National Center for State Courts
In 1977 the National Center for State Courts, in
cooperation with the National Conference of Metropolitan Courts, began
a research and demonstration project on the delay in processing criminal
cases in major metropolitan
courts. The objectives were (1) to determine the scope and extent of
the delay in such courts, (2) to identify factors associated with the delay,
and (3) to suggest and ultimately test techniques that might work to
reduce the delay. The variables include geographic location, disposition
type, most serious charge against the defendant, and dates of arrest,
trial, disposition, and sentencing.
National Center for State Courts. CRIMINAL CASE PROCESSING IN METROPOLITAN COURTS, 1976. Conducted by the National Center for State Courts, Western Regional Office. ICPSR ed. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [producer and distributor], 1997. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07750.v1
Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07750.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
The survey consists of 21 samples, each of which contains
data on 400 to 600 individual criminal cases. These cases were either
systematically or randomly selected from the set of cases finally
disposed of at the general jurisdiction trial court level in either
the 1976 fiscal or calendar year.
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
- 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.
- 1997-02-13 SAS and SPSS data definition statements are now available
for this collection.
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