Felony Prosecution and Sentencing in North Carolina, 1981-1982 (ICPSR 8307)
This survey assesses the impact of a determinant sentencing law, the Fair Sentencing Act, which became effective July 1, 1981, in North Carolina. Specific variables include information from official court records on witness testimony and quality of evidence, information from prison staff and probation/parole officers, and social, demographic, and criminal history for defendants. In this dataset it is also possible to trace defendants through the criminal justice system from arrest to disposition.
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.
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.
Clarke, Stevens. Felony Prosecution and Sentencing in North Carolina, 1981-1982. ICPSR08307-v3. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1991. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08307.v3
Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08307.v3
This study was funded by:
- United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. National Institute of Justice (80-IJ-CX-0004)
Scope of Study
police and court files
Original ICPSR Release: 1985-10-09
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