Principal Investigator(s): Clarke, Stevens
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.
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These data are freely available.
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. doi:10.3886/ICPSR08307.v3
Persistent URL: http://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
Universe: Statewide data from 12 counties along with District and Superior court files from three months in 1979 and 1981.
Data Types: event/transaction data
Sample: Twelve counties were selected on the basis of region, urbanization, and workload of the court.
police and court files
Original ICPSR Release: 1985-10-09
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