Federal Justice Statistics Program: Defendants in Federal Criminal Cases - Terminated, 2013 (ICPSR 36335)

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https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR36335.v1

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The data contain records of defendants in federal criminal cases terminated in United States District Court during fiscal year 2013. The data were constructed from the Executive Office for United States Attorneys (EOUSA) Central System file. According to the EOUSA, the United States attorneys conduct approximately 95 percent of the prosecutions handled by the Department of Justice. The Central System data contain variables from the original EOUSA files as well as additional analysis variables, or "SAF" variables, that denote subsets of the data. These SAF variables are related to statistics reported in the Compendium of Federal Justice Statistics. Variables containing identifying information (e.g., name, Social Security Number) were replaced with blanks, and the day portions of date fields were also sanitized in order to protect the identities of individuals. These data are part of a series designed by Abt and the Bureau of Justice Statistics. Data and documentation were prepared by Abt.

United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Statistics. Federal Justice Statistics Program: Defendants in Federal Criminal Cases - Terminated, 2013. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2016-02-19. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR36335.v1

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Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research
2012-10-01 -- 2013-09-30 (Fiscal year 2013)
2012-10-01 -- 2013-09-30 (Fiscal year 2013)
Cross-sectional

Defendants in federal criminal cases terminated in United States District Court during fiscal year 2013.

federal defendants

extracts from the EOUSA Central System file

event/transaction data

2016-02-19

2018-02-15 The citation of this study may have changed due to the new version control system that has been implemented. The previous citation was:
  • United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Statistics. Federal Justice Statistics Program: Defendants in Federal Criminal Cases - Terminated, 2013. ICPSR36335-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2016-02-19. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR36335.v1

2016-02-19 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.

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  • The citation of this study may have changed due to the new version control system that has been implemented.
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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.