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.
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
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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
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:
Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.
Original ICPSR Release: 1985-05-24
- 2005-11-04 On 2005-03-14 new files were added to one
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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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