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National Justice Agency List, 1980 (ICPSR 7858) RSS

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The National Justice Agency List is a master name and address file created and maintained by the United States Bureau of the Census for the Bureau of Justice Statistics. The file was first created in 1970, and the Census Bureau has continued to maintain and expand the file. The master file contains information for ten separate sectors: prosecution and civil attorneys, public defenders, law enforcement, courts, probation and parole, juvenile corrections, local adult corrections, state adult corrections, other justice agencies, and federal and Indian tribal agencies. ICPSR has separated the master file into ten subfiles, corresponding to the ten sectors in the master file. Each file has variables containing the names and addresses of agencies in that sector and information relevant only to the agencies within the sector. Court (Part 1) variables include court structure, type of jurisdiction, and the location of court records. State Adult Correctional Facilities (Part 2) variables include type of institution, agency employment size, sex of inmates, and funding code. Public Defender Agencies (Part 3) variables include type of agency, type of cases handled, agency employment size, and funding code. Probation and Parole Agencies (Part 4) variables include type of system, agency client caseload, agency employment size, and funding code. "Other" Agencies (Part 5) variables include type of services and agency employment size. Local Jails (Part 6) variables include sex of inmates, number of female inmates, inmate population, and funding code. Prosecution and Civil Attorney Agencies (Part 7) variables include type of agency, types of cases prosecuted, agency employment size, number of attorneys, and funding code. Federal and Indian Tribal Agencies (Part 8) variables include type of justice sector, employment size, and funding code. Law Enforcement Agencies (Part 9) variables include type of agency, employment size, and number of sworn police. Juvenile Detention and Correctional Facilities (Part 10) variables include type of facility, sex of residents, resident population, and employment size.

Series: National Justice Agency List Series

Access Notes

  • These data are freely available.


DS1:  Court Subfile - Download All Files (17 MB)
DS2:  State Adult Correctional Facilities Subfile - Download All Files (0.9 MB)
DS3:  Public Defender Agencies Subfile - Download All Files (0.8 MB)
DS4:  Probation and Parole Agencies Subfile - Download All Files (3.4 MB)
DS5:  Other Justice Agencies Subfile - Download All Files (1.9 MB)
DS6:  Local Adult Correctional Facilities Subfile - Download All Files (3.2 MB)
DS7:  Prosecution and Civil Attorney Agencies Subfile - Download All Files (7.8 MB)
DS8:  Federal and Indian Tribal Agencies Subfile - Download All Files (1.2 MB)
DS9:  Law Enforcement Agencies Subfile - Download All Files (17.1 MB)
DS10:  Juvenile Detention and Correctional Facilities Subfile - Download All Files (0.8 MB)

Study Description


United States Department of Justice. Bureau of Justice Statistics. National Justice Agency List, 1980. ICPSR07858-v2. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1997.

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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

Subject Terms:   census data, correctional facilities (adults), correctional facilities (juveniles), courts, government agencies, jails, law enforcement agencies, local government, parole, probation, prosecuting attorneys, public defenders, state correctional facilities, state government

Geographic Coverage:   United States

Time Period:  

  • 1970--1980

Date of Collection:  

  • 1980

Universe:   Criminal justice agencies in the United States.

Data Types:   administrative records data


Data Source:

self-enumerated questionnaires

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:

  • 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.
  • 1997-06-24 Part 10, Juvenile Detention and Correctional Facilities Subfile, is now available, along with corresponding electronic codebook and SAS and SPSS data definition statements.

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