Monitoring of Federal Criminal Convictions and Sentences: Appeals Data Series
Investigator(s): U.S. Sentencing Commission
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final opinions and orders, both published and unpublished, in all criminal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 U.S. 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).
Produced: Updated annually.