Gordon, Margaret A.
The purpose of this data collection was to identify those
attributes of offenders that are most often associated with receiving
particular types of financial penalties along with probation, such as
fines, restitution, and cost of probation. A further purpose was to
estimate the relative effectiveness of these penalties in preventing
recidivism. Variables include descriptions of the type of offense and
penalties received, the location of the court where sentencing took
place, and information about the individual's race, age, gender, level
of education, employment, living arrangements, and financial status.
Prior arrests and convictions are included, as are arrests,
convictions, and penalties subsequent to the original case under
study. Also provided are six sets of variables that describe all
offenders within each conviction category. These six groups provide
additional information about the offender's background and
behavior. The conviction categories include assault, burglary, drug
crimes, driving under the influence, theft, and indecent exposure.
Glaser, Daniel, and Margaret A. Gordon. USE AND EFFECTIVENESS OF FINES, JAIL, AND PROBATION IN MUNICIPAL COURTS IN LOS ANGELES COUNTY, 1981-1984. ICPSR version. Los Altos, CA: Sociometrics Corporation [producer], 1992. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1999. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09742.v1
Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09742.v1
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This study was funded by:
- United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. National Institute of Justice (86-IJ-CX-0028)
Scope of Study
Date of Collection:
All Los Angeles County Department of Probation cases of
assault, burglary, theft, drug crime, indecent exposure, and driving
under the influence.
Data Collection Notes:
The codebook is provided as a Portable Document Format
The data were compiled from the files of the Los Angeles
County Department of Probation for closed probation cases from the
county's municipal courts. Of the original 21,983 cases, 454 were
disqualified because they opened before 1981 or because the case was
dismissed. The 21,529 eligible cases were divided into six categories
of conviction. All cases of offenders convicted of indecent exposure
were included. From each of the remaining five conviction types, a
random sample was drawn.
Los Angeles County Department of Probation case
records, supervision records, criminal record sheets, and financial
penalty payment records
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.
Original ICPSR Release: 1993-05-13
- 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.
- 1999-12-14 SAS and SPSS data definition statements and a PDF
version of the codebook have been added to this collection.
Hillsman, Sally T.
Fines and Day Fines
Crime and Justice: A Review of Research
University of Chicago Press.
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