Arkansas Juvenile Court Records, 1994 (ICPSR 6883)

Principal Investigator(s): National Center for Juvenile Justice and Arkansas Administrative Office of the Courts


This data collection describes in quantitative terms the volume of juvenile cases disposed in 1994 by courts having jurisdiction over juvenile matters (delinquency, status offense, and dependency cases) in Arkansas. Inaugurated in 1983, the Arkansas Administrative Office of the Courts began to collect data from intake and probation departments on each case disposed during the previous calendar year. The data include a record of each case processed formally with petition and contain an individual record on each family in need of services, delinquency, or dependency/neglect case disposed.

Access 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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Study Description


National Center for Juvenile Justice and Arkansas Administrative Office of the Courts. Arkansas Juvenile Court Records, 1994. ICPSR06883-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1994.

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This study was funded by:

  • United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (95-JNFX-0008)

Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    case processing, delinquent behavior, disposition (legal), juvenile courts, juvenile offenders, status offenses

Geographic Coverage:    Arkansas, United States

Time Period:   

  • 1994

Date of Collection:   

  • 1994--1995

Universe:    Cases disposed in Arkansas courts with juvenile jurisdiction.

Data Type(s):    event/transaction data


Sample:    A census of petitioned court case records.

Data Source:

Arkansas Administrative Office of the Courts.

Extent of Processing:   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 recodes and/or calculated derived variables.


Original ICPSR Release:   1997-10-13

Version History:

  • 2005-11-04 On 2005-03-14 new files were added to one or more datasets. These files included additional setup files as well as one or more of the following: SAS program, SAS transport, SPSS portable, and Stata system files. The metadata record was revised 2005-11-04 to reflect these additions.
  • 1997-10-13 A page explaining variable omissions was added to the codebook.

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