Capital Punishment in the United States, 1973-1991 (ICPSR 6514)
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 on those whose offense sentences were commuted or vacated during the period 1973-1991. Information is supplied for basic sociodemographic characteristics such as age, sex, race, ethnicity, marital status at time of imprisonment, level of 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 yearend 1991 and for inmates who were executed.
National Archive of Criminal Justice Data
United States Department of Justice. Bureau of Justice Statistics. Capital Punishment in the United States, 1973-1991. ICPSR06514-v2. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2008-11-12. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR06514.v1
Persistent URL: http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR06514.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 1972 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.
official prison records collected for the National Prisoner Statistics reporting series
- Performed recodes and/or calculated derived variables.
- Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.
Original ICPSR Release: 1995-10-30
- 2008-11-12 Minor changes have been made to the metadata.
- 2008-10-30 All parts have been moved to restricted access and are available only using the restricted access procedures.
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