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Recidivism of Felons on Probation, 1986-1989: [United States] (ICPSR 9574) RSS

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Summary:

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.

Access Notes

  • These data are freely available.

Dataset(s)

DS1:  Data File - Download All Files (27,535 KB)
DS2:  SAS Data Definition Statements - Download All Files (103 KB)
Data:

ASCII + SAS Setup

Study Description

Citation

U.S. Dept. of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics. RECIDIVISM OF FELONS ON PROBATION, 1986-1989: [UNITED STATES]. Conducted by Mark A. Cunniff and the National Association of Criminal Justice Planners. 2nd ICPSR ed. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [producer and distributor], 1994. doi:10.3886/ICPSR09574.v2

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Funding

This study was funded by:

  • United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Statistics (87-BJ-CX-0005)

Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   assault, burglary, case processing, drug traffic, felony offenses, homicide, larceny, offenders, probation, recidivism, robbery, suburbs, urban areas

Geographic Coverage:   United States

Time Period:  

  • 1986--1989

Date of Collection:  

  • 1989

Universe:   All probationers in the jurisdictions covered by NATIONAL JUDICIAL REPORTING PROGRAM, 1986: [UNITED STATES] (ICPSR 9073).

Data Types:   event/transaction data, and survey data

Methodology

Sample:   A representative sample for this data collection was based on NATIONAL JUDICIAL REPORTING PROGRAM, 1986: [UNITED STATES] (ICPSR 9073), which profiled all sentences meted out in each participating jurisdiction for 1986. A stratified random sample of these sentences was taken, based on the most serious conviction offense.

Data Source:

official probation department records in each of the jurisdictions

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:

  • Standardized missing values.
  • Performed recodes and/or calculated derived variables.
  • Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.

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Original ICPSR Release:  

Version History:

  • 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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