National Survey of Indigent Defense Systems (NSIDS), 1999 (ICPSR 3081)

Published: Jan 18, 2006

Principal Investigator(s):
United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Statistics

https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR03081.v1

Version V1

This survey collected nationwide data in order to: (1) identify the number and characteristics of publicly financed indigent defense systems and agencies in the United States, (2) measure how legal services were provided to indigent criminal defendants in terms of caseloads, workloads, policies, and practices, and (3) describe the types of offenses handled by indigent defense system organizations. The study was initially designed to permit measurable statistical estimates at the national level for each region of the United States, for individual states, and for the 100 most populous counties, including the District of Columbia. However, due to resource and financial constraints, the study was scaled back to collect indigent criminal defense data at the trial level for (1) the 100 most populous counties, (2) 197 counties outside the 100 most populous counties, and (3) states that entirely funded indigent criminal defense services.

United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Statistics. National Survey of Indigent Defense Systems (NSIDS), 1999. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2006-01-18. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR03081.v1

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United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Assistance

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

1999 -- 2000

1999 -- 2000

Stratified probability sample of 734 counties.

The universe for Phase 1 consisted of indigent criminal defense programs that handled felony cases at the trial level in the 100 most populous counties in the United States. These counties were selected with certainty from a list of approximately 3,100 counties and independent cities in the United States ranked according to 1997 intercensal population estimates. The universe for Phase 2 consisted of counties outside of the 100 most populous and state-funded indigent criminal defense services.

self-enumerated questionnaires

survey data

2001-10-31

2006-01-18

2006-01-18 File CB3081.ALL.PDF was removed from any previous datasets and flagged as a study-level file, so that it will accompany all downloads.

2001-10-31 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 consistency checks.
  • Performed recodes and/or calculated derived variables.
  • Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.

Notes

  • The public-use data files in this collection are available for access by the general public. Access does not require affiliation with an ICPSR member institution.

  • The citation of this study may have changed due to the new version control system that has been implemented.
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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.