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Early Identification of the Chronic Offender, [1978-1980: California] (ICPSR 8226) RSS

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Summary:

Patterns of adult criminal behavior are examined in this data collection. Data covering the adult years of peak criminal activity (from approximately 18 to 26 years of age) were obtained from samples of delinquent youths who had been incarcerated in three California Youth Authority institutions during the 1960s: Preston, Fricot, and the Northern California Youth Center. Data were obtained from three sources: official arrest records of the California Bureau of Criminal Investigation and Identification (CII), supplementary data from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the California Bureau of Vital Statistics. Follow-up data were collected between 1978 and 1981. There are two files per sample site. The first is a background data file containing information obtained while the subjects were housed in Youth Authority institutions, and the second is a follow-up history offense file containing data from arrest records. Each individual is identified by a unique ID number, which is the same in the background and offense history files.

Access Notes

  • One or more data files in this study are set up in a non-standard format, such as card image format. Users may need help converting these files before they can be used for analysis.

  • These data are freely available.

Dataset(s)

DS0:  Study-Level Files
Documentation:
DS1:  Preston Background Data - Download All Files (10.4 MB)
DS2:  Northern California Youth Center Background Data - Download All Files (5.3 MB)
DS3:  Fricot Background Data - Download All Files (3.1 MB)
DS4:  Preston Follow-Up Arrest History Data - Download All Files (4.4 MB)
Data:
ASCII
ASCII + SPSS Setup
DS5:  Northern California Youth Center Follow-Up Arrest History Data - Download All Files (3.2 MB)
Data:
ASCII
ASCII + SPSS Setup
DS6:  Fricot Follow-Up Arrest History Data - Download All Files (2.1 MB)
Data:
ASCII
ASCII + SPSS Setup
DS8:  SAS Data Definition Statements for Preston Background Data - Download All Files (1.7 MB)
Data:

ASCII + SAS Setup
DS9:  SAS Data Definition Statements for Northern California Youth Center Background Data - Download All Files (1.6 MB)
Data:

ASCII + SAS Setup
DS10:  SAS Data Definition Statements for Fricot Background Data - Download All Files (1.6 MB)
Data:

ASCII + SAS Setup
DS11:  SAS Data Definition Statements for Preston Follow-Up Arrest History Data - Download All Files (2.1 MB)
Data:

ASCII + SAS Setup
DS12:  SAS Data Definition Statements for Northern California Youth Center Follow-Up Arrest History Data - Download All Files (2.1 MB)
Data:

ASCII + SAS Setup
DS13:  SAS Data Definition Statements for Fricot Follow-Up Arrest History Data - Download All Files (1.9 MB)
Data:

ASCII + SAS Setup

Study Description

Citation

Haapanen, Rudy A., and Carl F. Jesness. EARLY IDENTIFICATION OF THE CHRONIC OFFENDER, [1978-1980: CALIFORNIA]. Compiled by California Youth Authority. ICPSR ed. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [producer and distributor], 1994. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08226.v1

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Funding

This study was funded by:

  • United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. National Institute of Justice (79-IJ-AX-0114)

Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   criminal justice system, crime, crime prevention, juvenile delinquency, arrests, United States

Time Period:  

  • 1978--1980

Date of Collection:  

  • 1978--1981

Universe:   All juvenile inmates in California who were incarcerated in the 1960s in institutions of the California Youth Authority.

Data Types:   administrative records data

Methodology

Sample:   The sample was selected from juvenile inmates who were incarcerated in the 1960s in three institutions of the California Youth Authority: Preston (N = 1,715), Northern California Youth Center (N = 982), and Fricot (N = 210).

Data Source:

inmate files of the California Youth Authority, and official arrest records of the California Bureau of Criminal Investigation, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the California Bureau of Vital Statistics

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.

Version(s)

Original ICPSR Release:  

Version History:

  • 2006-01-12 All files were removed from dataset 7 and flagged as study-level files, so that they will accompany all downloads.
  • 2006-01-12 All files were removed from dataset 7 and flagged as study-level files, so that they will accompany all downloads.
  • 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.

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