United States Sentencing Commission
These data, collected to assist in the development of
sentencing guidelines, describe offense and sentencing characteristics
for organizations sentenced in federal district courts in 2008. The
United States Sentencing Commission's primary function is to inform
federal courts of sentencing policies and practices that include
guidelines prescribing the appropriate form and severity of punishment
for offenders convicted of federal crimes. Court-related variables
include primary offense type, pecuniary offense loss and gain, dates
of disposition and sentencing, method of determination of guilt,
number of counts pled and charged, and dates and types of sentencing
and restitution. Defendant organization variables include ownership
structure, number of owners and employees, highest level of corporate
knowledge of the criminal offense, highest level of corporate
indictment and conviction for participation in the criminal offense,
annual revenue, equity and financial status, whether it was a criminal
organization, duration of criminal activity, and risk to national
security. Organizational defendants data, 2008, covers fiscal year
October 1, 2007, through September 30, 2008.
Organizations Convicted in Federal Criminal Courts Series
United States Sentencing Commission. Organizations Convicted in Federal Criminal Courts, 2008. ICPSR25426-v2. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2011-03-08. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR25426.v2
Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR25426.v2
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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
Smallest Geographic Unit:
federal court district
Date of Collection:
Unit of Observation:
All organizational defendants sentenced in federal
district courts during 2007-2008.
Data Collection Notes:
Starting with the 1999 data, ICPSR archives ORGANIZATIONS CONVICTED IN FEDERAL CRIMINAL COURTS under a new study
number for each year of data. Data for the years 1987-1998 are archived in ORGANIZATIONS CONVICTED IN FEDERAL CRIMINAL COURTS, 1987-1998: [UNITED STATES] (ICPSR 9513).
Case materials from United States probation offices: master dockets, official indictments, presentence investigation
reports, plea agreements, judgment of conviction orders.
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: 2009-08-21
- 2014-06-27 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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