Principal Investigator(s): United States Department of Justice. Bureau of Justice Statistics
Summary: Offender Based Transaction Statistics (OBTS) studies are designed to collect information by tracking adult offenders from the point of entry into the criminal justice system (typically by arrest) through final disposition, regardless of whether the offender is convicted or acquitted. Information is provided on arrest, police action, prosecutor action, level of charges, charges filed by the prosecutor, type of counsel, pretrial status, type of trial, sentence type, and sentence length. Thi... (view full summary)
Persistent URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08675.v4
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