State Court Organizations, 2004 [United States] (ICPSR 4575)

Published: Oct 30, 2006

Principal Investigator(s):
National Center for State Courts; Conference of State Court Administrators

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This data collection provides detailed comparative information about the structure, policies, and procedures of state-wide trial and appellate court systems for the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico in the United States as of June 31, 2004. Information gathered includes: the number of courts and judges, judicial selection, governance of court systems (including judicial funding, administration, staffing, and procedures), jury qualifications and verdict rules, and processing and sentencing procedures of criminal cases. Data collection was carried out by the National Center for State Courts.

National Center for State Courts, and Conference of State Court Administrators. State Court Organizations, 2004 [United States]. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2006-10-30.

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United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Statistics (2003-BJ-CX-K003)



2004 -- 2005

Statewide appellate and trial courts in the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico.


survey data, and administrative records data



2006-10-30 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:

  • Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.


  • 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.