Monitoring of Federal Criminal Convictions and Sentences: Appeals Data, 2015 (ICPSR 36572)

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United States Sentencing Commission

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https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR36572.v1

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This collection contains appellate information from the 12 circuit courts of appeals of the United States. From the Clerk of the Court of each court of appeals, the United States Sentencing Commission compiled the final opinions and orders, both published and unpublished, in all criminal appeals for the time period surveyed. The Commission also collected habeas corpus decisions even though they are technically civil matters, because such cases often involve sentencing issues. Both the "case" and the "defendant" are used in this collection as units of analysis. Each case comprises individual records representing all codefendants participating in a consolidated appeal. Each defendant's record comprises the sentencing-related issues corresponding to that particular defendant.

United States Sentencing Commission. Monitoring of Federal Criminal Convictions and Sentences: Appeals Data, 2015. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2016-12-07. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR36572.v1

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

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Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research
2014-10-01 -- 2015-09-30
2014 -- 2015

Starting with the 1999 data, ICPSR archives MONITORING OF FEDERAL CRIMINAL CONVICTIONS AND SENTENCES: APPEALS DATA under a new study number for each year of data. Data for the years 1993-1998 are archived as ICPSR 6559.

All cases received by the United States Sentencing Commission that had appeals dates between October 1, 2014 and September 30, 2015 and were assessed as constitutional.

federal case, defendant

Final opinions and orders, both published and unpublished, and habeas corpus decisions from the 12 circuit courts of appeals of the United States.

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2016-12-07

2016-12-07

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 Sentencing Commission. Monitoring of Federal Criminal Convictions and Sentences: Appeals Data, 2015. ICPSR36572-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2016-12-07. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR36572.v1

2016-12-07 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.
  • 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.

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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.