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Search Warrant Procedures in Seven Cities, 1984: [United States] (ICPSR 8254)

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Summary:

These data were collected in seven unnamed cities by the National Center of State Courts. Court cases were identified in one of three ways: (1) observation during real-time interviews, (2) court records of real-time interviews, or (3) court records of historical cases. The variables in this dataset include the rank of the law enforcement officer applying for the warrant, the type of agency applying for the warrant, general object of the search requested, specific area to be searched, type of crime being investigated, central offense named in the warrant, evidence upon which the warrant application is based, and disposition of the warrant application.

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Van Duizend, Richard L., Paul Sutton, and Charlotte A. Carter. Search Warrant Procedures in Seven Cities, 1984: [United States] . ICPSR08254-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1985. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08254.v1

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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-0086)

Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   arrests, criminal investigations, criminal justice system, disposition (legal), police response, search warrants, state courts

Geographic Coverage:   United States

Time Period:  

  • 1984

Date of Collection:  

  • 1984

Universe:   Court cases in seven unnamed cities.

Data Types:   administrative records data

Methodology

Sample:   Court cases were identified in one of three ways: observation during real-time interviews, court records of real-time interviews, or court records of historical cases.

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