Monitoring of Federal Criminal Sentences, 2008 (ICPSR 25424)

Published: Jun 25, 2014

Principal Investigator(s):
United States Sentencing Commission


Version V2

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, 2007, and September 30, 2008, 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 highest occurrences of each iterating variable. Part 2, Supplementary Data, includes the remaining iterations.

United States Sentencing Commission. Monitoring of Federal Criminal Sentences, 2008. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2014-06-25.

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

federal court district

2007-10-01 -- 2008-09-30

2007 -- 2008

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

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).

All cases received by the United States Sentencing Commission that had sentencing dates between October 1, 2007, and September 30, 2008, and were assessed as constitutional.

federal criminal case

judgments of conviction

guideline worksheets

statements of reason

Federal Probation Sentence and Supervision Information System

plea agreements

presentence reports

event/transaction data



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.

2009-09-01 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.


  • 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.