Armed Criminals in America: A Survey of Incarcerated Felons, 1983 (ICPSR 8357)
The data for this study were collected using self-administered questionnaires given to a nonprobability sample of incarcerated felons in ten states. Information in the data include socioeconomic status of the inmate, prior criminal record, drug use, weapon usage, family history, and demographic information.
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.
Wright, James, and Peter Rossi. Armed Criminals in America: A Survey of Incarcerated Felons, 1983. ICPSR08357-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1994. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08357.v1
Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08357.v1
This study was funded by:
- United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. National Institute of Justice (82-IJ-CX-0001)
Scope of Study
Geographic Coverage: United States
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Original ICPSR Release: 1985-05-24
- 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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