This is an investigation of a cohort of high school-aged
youth in Columbia, South Carolina. Surveys were conducted in three
consecutive years from 1979 to 1981 in nine high schools. Students
were interviewed for the first time at the beginning of their
sophomore year in high school. An identical questionnaire was given to
the same students when they were in the 11th and 12th grades. The
longitudinal data contain respondents' demographic and socioeconomic
characteristics, educational aspirations, occupational aims, and peer
group activities. Also included is information on offenses committed,
the number of times respondents were caught by the police, their
attitudes toward deviancy, and perceived certainty of punishment.
Paternoster, Raymond. Youths and Deterrence: Columbia, South Carolina, 1979-1981 . ICPSR08255-v2. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2001. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08255.v2
Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08255.v2
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This study was funded by:
- United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. National Institute of Justice (81-IJ-CX-0023, and 83-IJ-CX-0045)
Scope of Study
high school students,
Columbia (South Carolina),
Date of Collection:
Youth from nine high schools in Columbia, South Carolina.
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.
Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.
Original ICPSR Release: 1986-06-06
- 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.
- 2001-06-05 The data were reformatted to logical record length
format, and missing value codes were standardized. SAS and SPSS data
definition statements were added to the collection along with a PDF
codebook that includes information for all variables as well as the
original data collection instrument.
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