This data collection provides an overview of how probation
cases are processed in 32 urban and suburban jurisdictions in the
United States and gauges the extent to which variations in probation
patterns exist between jurisdictions. Data were collected on offenders
who were sentenced in 1986 and who committed one or more of the
following types of offenses: homicide, rape, robbery, aggravated
assault, burglary, larceny, drug trafficking, and other felony crimes.
Probation history questionnaires were completed during the last half of
1989. Information is available on number of conviction charges, race,
age, sex, marital status, educational level, and ethnicity of the
probationer. In addition, data on drug and alcohol use and treatment,
sentencing, restitution, and offenses are provided.