Organizations Convicted in Federal Criminal Courts, 2015 (ICPSR 36573)

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These data, collected to assist in the development of sentencing guidelines, describe offense and sentencing characteristics for organizations sentenced in federal district courts in 2015. The United States Sentencing Commission's primary function is to inform federal courts of sentencing policies and practices that include guidelines prescribing the appropriate form and severity of punishment for offenders convicted of federal crimes. Court-related variables include primary offense type, pecuniary offense loss and gain, dates of disposition and sentencing, method of determination of guilt, number of counts pled and charged, and dates and types of sentencing and restitution. Defendant organization variables include ownership structure, number of owners and employees, highest level of corporate knowledge of the criminal offense, highest level of corporate indictment and conviction for participation in the criminal offense, annual revenue, equity and financial status, whether it was a criminal organization, duration of criminal activity, and risk to national security. Organizational defendants data, 2015, covers fiscal year October 1, 2014, through September 30, 2015.

United States Sentencing Commission. Organizations Convicted in Federal Criminal Courts, 2015. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2017-02-09. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR36573.v1

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

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Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research
2014-10-01 -- 2015-09-30
2014 -- 2015

Starting with the 1999 data, ICPSR archives ORGANIZATIONS CONVICTED IN FEDERAL CRIMINAL COURTS under a new study number for each year of data. Data for the years 1987-1998 are archived in ORGANIZATIONS CONVICTED IN FEDERAL CRIMINAL COURTS, 1987-1998: [UNITED STATES] (ICPSR 9513).

All cases received by the United States Sentencing Commission that had sentencing dates between October 1, 2014 and September 30, 2015 and were assessed as constitutional.

federal case

Case materials from United States probation offices: master dockets, official indictments, presentence investigation reports, plea agreements, judgment of conviction orders.

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2017-02-09

2018-02-15 The citation of this study may have changed due to the new version control system that has been implemented. The previous citation was:
  • United States Sentencing Commission. Organizations Convicted in Federal Criminal Courts, 2015. ICPSR36573-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2017-02-09. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR36573.v1

2017-02-09 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.
  • Created variable labels and/or value labels.
  • 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.

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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.