Federal Justice Statistics Program: Linking Data file, 1994 - 2005 [United States] (ICPSR 24821)

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

Summary:

The linking file relates the sequential record numbers (i.e. SEQ_NUM) included in the standard analysis files (SAFs) within an agency's SAFs over time and across different agencies' SAFs. The linking file includes sequential record numbers from the United States Marshals Service (arrests), Executive Office for United States Attorneys (matters and cases), Administrative Office of the United States Courts (cases), United States Sentencing Commission (sentencing events), and Bureau of Prisons (prisoners). By joining the sequential record numbers from the linking file with the sequential record numbers in the appropriate SAFs, it is possible to track the course of individual defendant-cases from arrest to prosecution, adjudication, sentencing, and corrections. Note: The Federal Justice Statistics Resource Center (FJSRC) only recently received data from the Bureau of Prisons (BOP) for fiscal years 2004 and 2005 and has not updated the linking file to include these newly acquired data. Consequently, the linking data file does not support linking records from other agencies to BOP records from those two fiscal years.

Series: Federal Justice Statistics Program Data Series

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Study Description

Citation

United States Department of Justice. Bureau of Justice Statistics. Federal Justice Statistics Program: Linking Data file, 1994 - 2005 [United States]. ICPSR24821-v2. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2011-03-08. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR24821.v2

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR24821.v2

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Funding

This study was funded by:

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

Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    arrests, court cases, defendants, offenders

Geographic Coverage:    United States

Time Period:   

  • 1993-10-01--2005-09-30

Date of Collection:   

  • 1993-10-01--2005-09-30

Unit of Observation:    Sequential record numbers (i.e. SEQ_NUM) included in the standard analysis files(SAFs).

Universe:    Sequential record numbers from the United States Marshals Service (arrests), Executive Office for United States Attorneys (matters and cases), Administrative Office of the United States Courts (cases), United States Sentencing Commission (sentencing events), and Bureau of Prisons (prisoners) from fiscal years 1994 - 2005.

Data Type(s):    event/transaction data

Methodology

Data Source:

The United States Marshals Service (arrests), Executive Office for United States Attorneys (matters and cases), Administrative Office of the United States Courts (cases), United States Sentencing Commission (sentencing events), and Bureau of Prisons (prisoners).

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:

  • Created variable labels and/or value labels.

Version(s)

Original ICPSR Release:   2009-02-20

Version History:

  • 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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