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Predicting Recidivism in North Carolina, 1978 and 1980 (ICPSR 8987) RSS

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Summary:

This data collection examines the relationship between individual characteristics and recidivism for two cohorts of inmates released from North Carolina prisons in 1978 and 1980. The survey contains questions on the background of the offenders, including their involvement in drugs or alcohol, level of schooling, nature of the crime resulting in the sample conviction, number of prior incarcerations and recidivism following release from the sample incarceration. The data collection also contains information on the length of time until recidivism occurs.

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  • These data are freely available.

Dataset(s)

DS0:  Study-Level Files
DS1:  1978 Data - Download All Files (1.5 MB)
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DS2:  1980 Data - Download All Files (1.6 MB)
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Study Description

Citation

Schmidt, Peter, and Ann D. Witte. PREDICTING RECIDIVISM IN NORTH CAROLINA, 1978 AND 1980. East Lansing, MI: Peter Schmidt and Ann D. Witte, Michigan State University [producers], 1984. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1988. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08987.v1

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Funding

This study was funded by:

  • United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. National Institute of Justice (NIJ 84-IJ-CX-0021)

Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   crime prediction, criminal histories, imprisonment, offenders, prison inmates, recidivism

Geographic Coverage:   North Carolina, United States

Date of Collection:  

  • 1984-04

Universe:   All individuals released from North Carolina prisons during the periods of July 1, 1977, through June 30, 1978, and July 1, 1979, through June 30, 1980.

Data Types:   event/transaction

Data Collection Notes:

For 1978 data, 4,709 individual records were missing one or more variables and placed in a missing data file. The other 4,618 observations, which contained complete information, were randomly split into an estimation sample of 1,540 observations and a validation sample of 3,078. For 1980 data, 3,810 individual records were missing information on one or more variables and were placed in a missing data file. The other 5,739 observations, which contained complete information, were randomly split into an estimation sample of 1,435 observations and a validation sample of 4,304 observations.

Methodology

Data Source:

North Carolina Department of Corrections records

Version(s)

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Version History:

  • 2006-01-18 File CB8987.ALL.PDF was removed from any previous datasets and flagged as a study-level file, so that it 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 3 and flagged as study-level files, so that they will accompany all downloads.

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