Law Enforcement Assistance Administration Profile Data, [1968-1978] (ICPSR 8075)

Principal Investigator(s): Office of Justice Assistance, Research, and Statistics


The Law Enforcement Assistance Administration File (PROFILE) System was designed for the automated storage and retrieval of information describing programs sponsored by the Bureau of Justice Statistics. The two types of data elements used to describe the projects in this file are basic data and program descriptors. The basic data elements include the title of the grant, information regarding the location of the grantee and the project, critical funding dates, the government level and type of grantee, financial data, the name of the project director, indication of the availability of reports, and identification numbers. The program descriptor elements form the program classification system and describe the key characteristics of the program. Key characteristics include subject of the program, primary and secondary activity, whether the program covered a juvenile or adult problem, and what specific crimes, clients, staff, program strategies, agencies, equipment, or research methods were to be used or would be affected by the project.

Access Notes

  • The public-use data files in this collection are available for access by the general public. Access does not require affiliation with an ICPSR member institution.


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Study Description


Office of Justice Assistance, Research, and Statistics. LAW ENFORCEMENT ASSISTANCE ADMINISTRATION PROFILE DATA, [1968-1978]. Washington, DC: Law Enforcement Assistance Administration [producer], 1979. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1985.

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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:    computer software, criminal justice programs, criminal justice system, grants, law enforcement

Time Period:   

  • 1968--1978

Data Type(s):    administrative records data



Original ICPSR Release:   1985-05-24

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