United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Statistics
This data collection tabulates the number of persons
convicted of felonies in state courts and describes their
sentences. Data were collected from state courts and state prosecutors
in 344 counties of the United States. The collection contains
sociodemographic information such as age, race, and sex of the
felon. Types of offenses committed include homicide, rape, and
robbery. Adjudication variables referring to the process between
arrest and sentencing are also a part of this dataset. Data can be
analyzed at the national level or by individual counties.
National Judicial Reporting Program Series
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United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Statistics. National Judicial Reporting Program, 1996. ICPSR02660-v3. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2011-04-08. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR02660.v3
Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR02660.v3
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This study was funded by:
- United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Statistics
Scope of Study
drug law offenses,
Date of Collection:
Sentenced felons in the United States.
Data Collection Notes:
Compiled by the United States Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census.
A two-stage stratified cluster sampling design was
employed. At the first stage, 344 counties were selected from the
3,195 total counties in the nation. At the second stage, a systematic
sample of felons sentenced for murder/nonnegligent manslaughter, rape,
robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, felony larceny/motor vehicle
theft, drug trafficking, and other offenses were selected from each
county's official records.
official court records
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 consistency checks.
Standardized missing values.
Performed recodes and/or calculated derived variables.
Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.
Original ICPSR Release: 1999-05-12
- 2011-04-08 All parts are being moved to restricted access and will be available only using the restricted access procedures.
- 2001-03-27 Column locations of variables were corrected in the
codebook to reflect the column locations in the data file.
Frequencies in the codebook were also corrected.
- 2000-12-14 An errata page supplied by the principal
investigator in reference to erroneous data for Dade County, FL,
Pinellas County, FL, Washoe County, NV, Santa Clara, CA, and Otero
County, CO, has been added to the codebook.
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