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Police Response to Street Gang Violence in California: Improving the Investigative Process, 1985 (ICPSR 8934) RSS

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Summary:

This data collection examines gang and non-gang homicides as well as other types of offenses in small California jurisdictions. Data are provided on violent gang offenses and offenders as well as on a companion sample of non-gang offenses and offenders. Two separate data files are supplied, one for participants and one for incidents. The participant data include age, gender, race, and role of participants. The incident data include information from the "violent incident data collection form" (setting, auto involvement, and amount of property loss), and the "group indicators coding form" (argot, tattoos, clothing, and slang terminology).

Access Notes

  • These data are freely available.

Dataset(s)

DS0:  Study-Level Files
DS1:  Incidents - Download All Files (8,991 KB)
DS2:  Participants - Download All Files (8,666 KB)
DS4:  SAS Data Definition Statements for Incidents Data - Download All Files (8,567 KB)
Data:

ASCII + SAS Setup
DS5:  SAS Data Definition Statements for Participants Data - Download All Files (8,533 KB)
Data:

ASCII + SAS Setup

Study Description

Citation

Klein, Malcolm W., Cheryl L. Maxson, and Margaret A. Gordon. POLICE RESPONSE TO STREET GANG VIOLENCE IN CALIFORNIA: IMPROVING THE INVESTIGATIVE PROCESS, 1985. ICPSR version. Los Angeles, CA: Center for Research on Crime and Social Control [producer], 1986. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1994. doi:10.3886/ICPSR08934.v1

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Funding

This study was funded by:

  • United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. National Institute of Justice (84-IJ-CX-0052)

Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   crime, criminal justice system, death, demographic characteristics, gangs, murder, violence

Geographic Coverage:   California, United States

Time Period:  

  • 1985

Date of Collection:  

  • 1985

Universe:   Homicides and violent crimes in five small California jurisdictions.

Data Types:   event/transaction data

Methodology

Sample:   Separate gang-designated and non-gang-designated samples were selected from cases that included at least one named or described suspect between the ages of 10 and 30.

Data Source:

police investigation files

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.

Version(s)

Original ICPSR Release:  

Version History:

  • 2006-01-12 All files were removed from dataset 6 and flagged as study-level files, so that they will accompany all downloads.
  • 2006-01-12 All files were removed from dataset 3 and flagged as study-level files, so that they will accompany all downloads.
  • 2006-01-12 All files were removed from dataset 6 and flagged as study-level files, so that they will accompany all downloads.
  • 2006-01-12 All files were removed from dataset 3 and flagged as study-level files, so that they will accompany all downloads.
  • 2005-11-04 On 2005-03-14 new files were added to one or more datasets. These files included additional setup files as well 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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