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Specific Deterrent Effects of Arrest for Domestic Assault: Minneapolis, 1981-1982 (ICPSR 8250) RSS

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Summary:

This data collection contains information on 330 incidents of domestic violence in Minneapolis. Part 1, Police Data, contains data from the initial police reports filled out after each incident. Parts 2-5 are based on interviews that were conducted with all parties to the domestic assaults. Information for Part 2, Initial Data, was gathered from the victims after the incidents. Part 3, Follow-Up Data, consists of data from follow-up interviews with the victims and with relatives and acquaintances of both victims and suspects. There could be up to 12 contacts per case. Suspect interviews are the source for Part 4, Suspect Data. An experimental section, Part 5, Repeat Data, contains information on repeat incidents of domestic assault from interviews with victims. Parts 2-5 include items such as socioeconomic and demographic data describing the suspect and the victim, relationship (husband, wife, boyfriend, girlfriend, lover, divorced, separated), nature of the argument that spurred the assault, presence or absence of physical violence, and the nature and extent of police contact in the incident. The collection also includes police records, which are the basis for Parts 6-9. These files record the date of the crime, ethnicity of the participants, presence or absence of alcohol or drugs and weapons, and whether a police assault occurred.

Access Notes

  • These data are freely available.

Dataset(s)

DS0:  Study-Level Files
Documentation:
DS1:  Police Data - Download All Files (0.5 MB)
DS2:  Initial Data - Download All Files (1.8 MB)
DS3:  Follow-Up Data - Download All Files (1.6 MB)
DS4:  Suspect Data - Download All Files (1.3 MB)
DS5:  Repeat Data - Download All Files (0.7 MB)
DS6:  CCNlog Data - Download All Files (0.4 MB)
DS7:  Recaplog Data - Download All Files (0.4 MB)
DS8:  Dispatch Data - Download All Files (0.4 MB)
DS9:  Rapsheet Data - Download All Files (0.4 MB)
DS10:  Codebook for All Parts
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No downloadable data files available.
DS11:  SAS Control Cards for Police Data - Download All Files (0.3 MB)
Data:

ASCII + SAS Setup
DS12:  SAS Control Cards for Initial Data - Download All Files (0.6 MB)
Data:

ASCII + SAS Setup
DS13:  SAS Control Cards for Follow-Up Data - Download All Files (0.4 MB)
Data:

ASCII + SAS Setup
DS14:  SAS Control Cards for Suspect Data - Download All Files (0.6 MB)
Data:

ASCII + SAS Setup
DS15:  SAS Control Cards for Repeat Data - Download All Files (0.5 MB)
Data:

ASCII + SAS Setup
DS16:  SAS Control Cards for CCNlog Data - Download All Files (0.3 MB)
Data:

ASCII + SAS Setup
DS17:  SAS Control Cards for Recaplog Data - Download All Files (0.3 MB)
Data:

ASCII + SAS Setup
DS18:  SAS Control Cards for Dispatch Data - Download All Files (0.3 MB)
Data:

ASCII + SAS Setup
DS19:  SAS Control Cards for Rapsheet Data - Download All Files (0.3 MB)
Data:

ASCII + SAS Setup

Study Description

Citation

Berk, Richard A., and Lawrence W. Sherman. Specific Deterrent Effects of Arrest for Domestic Assault: Minneapolis, 1981-1982. ICPSR08250-v2. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1993. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08250.v2

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Funding

This study was funded by:

  • United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. National Institute of Justice (80-IJ-CX-0042)

Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   arrests, assault, crime, crime prevention, demographic characteristics, drug law offenses, ethnicity, violence

Geographic Coverage:   Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

Time Period:  

  • 1981--1982

Date of Collection:  

  • 1981-03--1982-09

Universe:   Domestic assault incidents in Minneapolis.

Data Types:   administrative records data, survey data

Methodology

Sample:   All calls between March 17, 1981, and August 1, 1982, to the Minneapolis police concerning misdemeanant domestic violence incidents where both parties were present were included. Cases involving life-threatening or severe injury were excluded.

Data Source:

personal interviews, police records

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:

  • Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.

Version(s)

Original ICPSR Release:  

Version History:

  • 2006-01-12 All files were removed from dataset 10 and flagged as study-level files, so that they will accompany all downloads.
  • 2006-01-12 All files were removed from dataset 10 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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