Principal Investigator(s): Abt Associates
This study provides statistical information on how prosecutors and the courts disposed of criminal cases involving adults arrested for felony crimes in two individual urban jurisdictions, Portland, Oregon and Washington, D.C. Cases in the data files were initiated or filed in 1982. Both the Washington, D.C. file and the Portland file contain information on all felony arrests (which include arrests declined as well as those filed), cases filed, and cases indicted. Sentencing information is provided in the Portland file but is not available for Washington D.C.
These data are freely available.
Abt Associates. Prosecution of Felony Arrests, 1982: Portland, Oregon and Washington, D.C.. ICPSR08717-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1987. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08717.v1
Persistent URL: http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08717.v1
This study was funded by:
- United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Statistics
Scope of Study
Universe: All information stored on a jurisdiction's PROMIS system for felony cases initiated in 1982, cases initiated in 1981, and cases initiated in the two or more years after 1982.
Data Types: event/transaction data
Data Collection Notes:
For reasons of confidentiality, the police department identification number, the individual's true name, and the circuit attorney's manual case file number have been blanked. This is part of a larger three-part study.
Public Domain PROMIS system records for the cities of Portland and Washington, D.C.
Original ICPSR Release: 1988-01-06
- 2006-01-18 File CB8717.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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