The Pennsylvania Commission on Sentencing is a legislative agency
of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The Commission develops sentencing
guidelines for judges to use when sentencing felony and misdemeanor offenses.
The judges report sentences to the Commission on a Guideline Sentence Form.
This data collection reflects all felonies and misdemeanors reported to the
Commission that were sentenced during calendar year 1996. The data are
contained in two files. Part 1, Records Data, provides information on
each offender, including rudimentary demographic characteristics and prior
offense history. Part 2, Offense Data, contains information on each
offense, including the statutory citation for the offense, the Offense
Gravity Score assigned by the Commission, the offender's Prior Record Score,
and the sentence given the offender.
Pennsylvania Commission on Sentencing. Pennsylvania Sentencing Data, 1996. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2006-03-30. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR03062.v1
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United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. National Institute of Justice
A downloadable version of data for this study is available however, certain identifying information in the downloadable version may have been masked or edited to protect respondent privacy. Additional data not included in the downloadable version are available in a restricted version of this data collection. For more information about the differences between the downloadable data and the restricted data for this study, please refer to the codebook notes section of the PDF codebook. Users interested in obtaining restricted data must complete and sign a Restricted Data Use Agreement, describe the research project and data protection plan, and obtain IRB approval or notice of exemption for their research.