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Systems and Training Requirements for Criminal Justice Participants (PROJECT STAR), 1971-1974: California, Michigan, New Jersey, Texas (ICPSR 8392)

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Project STAR was designed to collect information about the various roles of operational criminal justice personnel in order to assist in the design of educational and training programs for these personnel. Data were collected from a two-part questionnaire administered to criminal justice personnel in four states: California, Michigan, New Jersey, and Texas. The first part of the questionnaire contained personal, attitudinal, and opinion items as well as questions concerning the goals of the criminal justice system. The second part presented 97 situations that the respondent was asked to rank using a five-part scale. The situations dealt with the roles of police officers, prosecuting attorneys, defense attorneys, judges, probation officers, correctional officers, and parole officers. Demographic information about the respondents includes age, sex, race, educational attainment, occupation and employing agency, and income.

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  • These data are freely available.


DS0:  Study-Level Files
DS1:  California - Download All Files (5.9 MB)
DS2:  Michigan - Download All Files (5.2 MB)
DS3:  New Jersey - Download All Files (5.3 MB)
DS4:  Texas - Download All Files (5.3 MB)

Study Description


American Justice Institute. Systems and Training Requirements for Criminal Justice Participants (PROJECT STAR), 1971-1974: California, Michigan, New Jersey, Texas. ICPSR08392-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1985.

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   attorneys, crime prevention, criminal justice system, defense counsel, judges, parole officers, police officers, probation officers, prosecuting attorneys, training

Geographic Coverage:   California, Michigan, New Jersey, Texas, United States

Time Period:  

  • 1971--1974

Universe:   Criminal justice personnel in California, Michigan, New Jersey, and Texas.

Data Types:   survey data


Data Source:

personal interviews


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Version History:

  • 2006-01-18 File CB8392.PDF was removed from any previous datasets and flagged as a study-level file, so that it will accompany all downloads.

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