Goldkamp, John S.;
Gottfredson, Michael R.;
The purpose of this data collection was to explore the
relationship between drug use and crime. Specifically, the collection
was undertaken to determine whether drug test results could provide
important predictive information on pretrial misconduct over and above
that provided by other variables, thus supplying more data for judges
to use in making bail and pretrial release decisions. Data about
defendants and their criminal and drug use history were gathered. In
addition, defendants were subjected to urinalysis drug testing
procedures to determine the presence or absence of drugs in the urine.
Both the drug testing methods and subsequent results were subjected to
reliability and validity testing procedures. The independent variables
in the study include demographic attributes such as defendant's sex,
race, birthdate, marital status, and employment, charge-related
attributes such as current offense, arrest, and court disposition,
prior criminal record of the defendant, current and past drug use, and
drug testing results. The dependent variables pertain to the
defendant's pretrial performance and include items such as failure to
appear and any rearrests.
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Goldkamp, John S., Michael R. Gottfredson, and Doris Weiland. EFFECTS OF DRUG TESTING ON DEFENDANT RISK IN DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, 1987. ICPSR version. Los Altos, CA: Sociometrics Corporation [producer], 1991. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1999. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09791.v1
Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09791.v1
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This study was funded by:
- United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. National Institute of Justice (87-IJ-CX-0007)
Scope of Study
drug related crimes,
Date of Collection:
All defendants with bondable offenses that were processed
through the Dade County Court in June and July of 1987.
clinical data, and event/transaction data
Data Collection Notes:
The codebook is provided as a Portable Document Format
(PDF) file. The PDF file format was developed by Adobe Systems
Incorporated and can be accessed using PDF reader software, such as
the Adobe Acrobat Reader. Information on how to obtain a copy of the
Acrobat Reader is provided through the ICPSR Website on the Internet.
Defendants were chosen from charge records. Only those
charged with "bondable" offenses were chosen.
official jail, court, and pretrial services records,
and drug test results from urinalysis procedures: RIA, EMIT, and GC/MS
Original ICPSR Release: 1992-10-31
- 1999-08-20 SAS and SPSS data definition statements and a PDF
version of the codebook have been added to this collection.
Goldkamp, John S.,
Role of Drug and Alcohol Abuse in Domestic Violence and Its Treatment: Dade County's Domestic Violence Court Experiment
Appendices to the Final Report
United States Department of Justice, National Institute of Justice.
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