Thompson, James W.
The study was designed to explore the relationship between
employment and involvement with the criminal justice system. Males
arrested primarily for felony offenses were interviewed at the central
booking agency in Brooklyn, New York, at the time of their arrests in
1979. A subsample of 152 arrestees was reinterviewed in 1980. The
data include information on labor market participation, arrests,
periods of incarceration, and the respondents' demographic
characteristics. The labor market information spans a two-year period
prior to those arrests. Arrest history and other criminal justice
data cover the two years prior to arrest and one year following the
arrest. Additional variables supply information on employment and
occupation, social and neighborhood characteristics, and perceptions
of the risk of committing selected crimes.
Thompson, James W. Relationships Between Employment and Crime: A Survey of Brooklyn Residents, 1979-1980. ICPSR08649-v2. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1998. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08649.v2
Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08649.v2
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This study was funded by:
- United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. National Institute of Justice (81-IJ-CX-0024)
Scope of Study
criminal justice system,
New York City,
Males arrested predominantly for felony offenses and
residing in Brooklyn during July and August 1979.
personal interviews and arrest records
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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: 1987-02-26
- 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.
- 1998-05-20 The data have been reformatted and are now
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definition statements have been prepared, and the codebook is
available as a Portable Document Format file.
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