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Monitoring of Federal Criminal Convictions and Sentences: Appeals Data, 1993-1998 (ICPSR 6559) RSS

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Summary:

This collection contains appellate information from the 12 circuit courts of appeals of the United States. The United States Sentencing Commission compiled from the Clerk of the Court of each court of appeals the final opinions and orders, both published and unpublished, in all criminal appeals for the time period surveyed. The Commission also collected habeas corpus decisions (although technically civil matters), because such cases often involve sentencing issues. Both the "case" and the "defendant" are used in this collection as units of analysis. Each "case" comprises individual records representing all codefendants participating in a consolidated appeal. Each defendant's record comprises the sentencing-related issues corresponding to that particular defendant. The 1993 data file (Part 1) includes all appeals cases received by the United States Sentencing Commission as of December 22, 1993, that had disposition dates between March 9, 1990, and September 30, 1993 (inclusive). The 1994 file (Part 2) includes all appeals cases received as of December 23, 1994, that had disposition dates between October 1, 1993, and September 30, 1994 (inclusive). The 1995 data file (Part 6) includes all appeals cases received as of December 26, 1995, that had disposition dates between October 1, 1994, and September 30, 1995 (inclusive). The 1996 data file (Part 7) includes all appeals cases received as of December 27, 1996, that had disposition dates between October 1, 1995, and September 30, 1996 (inclusive). The 1997 data file (Part 8) includes all appeals cases received as of December 27, 1997, that had disposition dates between October 1, 1996, and September 30, 1997 (inclusive). The 1998 data file (Part 9) includes all appeals cases received as of December 27, 1997, that had disposition dates between October 1, 1997, and September 30, 1998 (inclusive).

Series: Monitoring of Federal Criminal Convictions and Sentences: Appeals Data Series

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DS1:  1993 Data - Download All Files (4.8 MB)
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DS2:  1994 Data - Download All Files (5.2 MB)
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DS3:  1995 Data - Download All Files (5.3 MB)
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DS4:  1996 Data - Download All Files (7.3 MB)
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DS5:  1997 Data - Download All Files (7 MB)
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DS6:  1998 Data - Download All Files (2.4 MB)
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Study Description

Citation

United States Sentencing Commission. Monitoring of Federal Criminal Convictions and Sentences: Appeals Data, 1993-1998 . ICPSR06559-v4. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2004-11-05. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR06559.v4

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Funding

This study was funded by:

  • United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Statistics

Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   appeal procedures, appellate courts, convictions (law), court cases, defendants, federal courts, habeas corpus, judicial decisions, legal appeals, offenses, sentence review, sentencing

Geographic Coverage:   United States

Date of Collection:  

  • 1993--1998

Universe:   All appeals cases received by the United States Sentencing Commission.

Data Types:   event/transaction data

Methodology

Data Source:

final opinions and orders, both published and unpublished, and habeas corpus decisions from the 12 circuit courts of appeals of the United States

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:

  • Performed recodes and/or calculated derived variables.
  • Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.

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Version History:

  • 2014-06-27 All parts are being moved from restricted access to public access.
  • 2011-04-22 All parts are being moved to restricted access and will be available only using the restricted access procedures.
  • 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 Part 9, 1998 Data, has been added to this collection, along with a corresponding PDF codebook and SAS and SPSS data definition statements.
  • 1999-11-10 Part 8, 1997 Data, has been added to this collection, along with a corresponding PDF codebook and SAS and SPSS data definition statements.

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