Capital Punishment in the United States, 1973-2005 (ICPSR 20580)
Principal Investigator(s): United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Statistics
This data collection provides annual data on prisoners under a sentence of death and prisoners whose offense sentences were commuted or vacated during the period 1973-2005. Information is supplied for basic sociodemographic characteristics such as age, sex, education, and state of incarceration. Criminal history data include prior felony convictions for criminal homicide and legal status at the time of the capital offense. Additional information is available for inmates removed from death row by year-end 2005 and for inmates who were executed.
National Archive of Criminal Justice Data
This dataset is maintained and distributed by the National Archive of Criminal Justice Data (NACJD), the criminal justice archive within ICPSR. NACJD is primarily sponsored by three agencies within the U.S. Department of Justice: the Bureau of Justice Statistics, the National Institute of Justice, and the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.
United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Statistics. Capital Punishment in the United States, 1973-2005. ICPSR20580-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2008-10-21. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR20580.v1
Persistent URL: http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR20580.v1
This study was funded by:
- United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Statistics
Scope of Study
Geographic Coverage: United States
Date of Collection:
Universe: All inmates on death row since 1973 in the United States.
Data Types: event/transaction data
Data Collection Notes:
The inmate identification numbers were assigned by the Bureau of the Census and have no purpose outside this data collection.
Compiled by the United States Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census.
official prison records
- Performed recodes and/or calculated derived variables.
- Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.
Original ICPSR Release: 2007-08-15
- 2008-10-21 Minor edits have been made to the metadata.
- 2008-10-06 All parts are being moved to restricted access and will be available only using the restricted access procedures.
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