Monitoring of Federal Criminal Sentences, 2007 (ICPSR 22623)

Principal Investigator(s): United States Sentencing Commission


This collection contains information on federal criminal cases sentenced under the Sentencing Guidelines and Policy Statements of the Sentencing Reform Act of 1984. The data files include all cases received by the United States Sentencing Commission that had sentencing dates between October 1, 2006, and September 30, 2007, and were assessed as constitutional. Constitutionality compares each case's sentencing date, circuit, district, and judge to provide uniformity in reporting the cases. In 1999, the United States Sentencing Commission added more variables from its databases to this collection, so the data are now provided in two files. Several variables iterate to include multiple occurrences of the same event. Part 1, Main Data, includes all noniterating variables plus the first three occurrences of each iterating variable. Over 99 percent of the valid data is captured in these three variables for most sets of iterations. Part 2, Supplementary Data, includes the remaining iterations.

Series: Monitoring of Federal Criminal Sentences Series

Access 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.


DS0:  Study-Level Files
DS1:  Main Data - Download All Files (1070.918 MB) large file
SAS    SPSS    ASCII    Excel/TSV
ASCII + SAS Setup    SPSS Setup   
DS2:  Supplemental Data - Download All Files (33.825 MB)
ASCII + SAS Setup    SPSS Setup   

Study Description


United States Sentencing Commission. Monitoring of Federal Criminal Sentences, 2007. ICPSR22623-v2. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2009-06-23.

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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

Subject Terms:    convictions (law), criminal histories, defendants, federal courts, judicial decisions, offenses, sentencing, sentencing guidelines

Smallest Geographic Unit:    Federal Court District

Geographic Coverage:    United States

Time Period:   

  • 2006-10-01--2007-09-30

Date of Collection:   

  • 2006--2007

Unit of Observation:    Federal criminal case.

Universe:    All cases received by the United States Sentencing Commission that had sentencing dates between October 1, 2006, and September 30, 2007, and were assessed as constitutional.

Data Type(s):    event/transaction data

Data Collection Notes:

Starting with the 1999 data, ICPSR archives MONITORING OF FEDERAL CRIMINAL SENTENCES under a new study number for each year of data. Data for the years 1993-1998 are archived in MONITORING OF FEDERAL CRIMINAL SENTENCES, 1987-1998 (ICPSR 9317).

The data producer is the United States Sentencing Commission, Washington, DC.


Data Source:

Federal Probation Sentence and Supervision Information System

presentence reports

judgments of conviction

statements of reason

plea agreements

guideline worksheets

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


Original ICPSR Release:   2009-06-23

Version History:

  • 2014-06-25 All parts are being moved from restricted access to public access.
  • 2011-03-08 All parts are being moved to restricted access and will be available only using the restricted access procedures.

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