Federal Court Cases: Integrated Data Base, 2012 (ICPSR 34881) Published: Aug 20, 2015 Cite this Study | Share this study × Citation Federal Judicial Center. Federal Court Cases: Integrated Data Base, 2012. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2015-08-20. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR34881.v2 Export Citation: RIS (generic format for RefWorks, EndNote, etc.) EndNote Principal Investigator(s): Federal Judicial Center Series: Federal Court Cases: Integrated Database Series https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR34881.v2 Version V2 Analyze Online Slide tabs to view more At A Glance Data & Documentation Variables Publications Export Metadata Staff Project Description Summary The purpose of this data collection is to provide an official public record of the business of the federal courts. The data originate from district and appellate court offices throughout the United States. Information was obtained at two points in the life of appellate and civil cases: filing and termination. The termination data (archived in this data collection) contain information on both filing and terminations, while the pending data (archived as a separate data collection) contain only filing information on the most recent pending cases. The unit of analysis for the appellate and civil terminations data is the case. This collection also contains data on criminal cases in federal courts. However, the unit of analysis for the criminal data is the defendant, and a defendant can be included in several cases. Citation Federal Judicial Center. Federal Court Cases: Integrated Data Base, 2012. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2015-08-20. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR34881.v2 Export Citation: RIS (generic format for RefWorks, EndNote, etc.) EndNote Funding United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Statistics Subject Terms administration appellate courts case dismissal case processing civil law court cases criminal law defendants disposition (legal) federal courts judicial decisions legal systems pretrial procedures records trial courts trial procedures Geographic Coverage United States Smallest Geographic Unit county Restrictions Access to these data is restricted. Users interested in obtaining these data must complete a Restricted Data Use Agreement, specify the reasons for the request, and obtain IRB approval or notice of exemption for their research. Scope of Project Time Period(s) 2012 Date of Collection 2012 Data Collection Notes Starting with the year 2001, each year of data for Federal Court Cases Integrated Data Base is released by ICPSR as a separate study number. Data for the years 1970-2000 can be found in FEDERAL COURT CASES: INTEGRATED DATA BASE, 1970-2000 (ICPSR 8429).Starting with year 2008, the appellate pending and civil pending data are archived as a separate data collection. Methodology Time Method Cross-sectional Universe All federal court cases in the United States in 2012. Unit(s) of Observation Criminal data -- defendantAppellate terminations data -- caseCivil terminations data -- case Data Source administrative recordscomputerized court records Data Type(s) administrative records dataevent/transaction data Version(s) Original Release Date 2014-03-18 Version Date 2015-08-20 Version History 2015-08-20 The civil data (Part 3 and 4) were updated with new data supplied by the principal investigators.2014-03-18 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.Performed recodes and/or calculated derived variables.Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes. 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. One or more files in this data collection have special restrictions. Restricted data files are not available for direct download from the website; click on the Restricted Data button to learn more. 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.