Marvell, Thomas B.;
Moody, Carlisle E. Jr.
The certainty and promptness of punishment have long been
hypothesized to be important variables in deterring crime. This data
collection evaluates whether sentencing reforms to enhance certainty of
punishment and speedy trial laws to enhance promptness of punishment
affected crime rates, prison admissions, and prison populations.
Variables include state, year, crime reports, economic conditions,
population (including age structure), prison population, prison
releases, and prison admissions. The unit of observation is the state
by the year.
Marvell, Thomas B., and Carlisle E. Moody, Jr. IMPACT OF SENTENCING REFORMS AND SPEEDY TRIAL LAWS IN THE UNITED STATES, 1969-1989. Williamsburg, VA: Justec Research [producer], 1991. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1992. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09736.v1
Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09736.v1
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This study was funded by:
- United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. National Institute of Justice (88-IJ-CX-0045)
Scope of Study
The data collection is a pooled cross-sectional time series
in 50 states for the period 1969-1989.
(1) "Prisoners and Prison Admissions and Releases,"
from Bureau of Justice Statistics reports, (2) Federal Bureau of
Investigation Crime Report, 1972-1990, (3) United States Bureau of the
Census population data, and (4) United States Department of Commerce
Original ICPSR Release: 1992-03-04
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