Prosecutor's Management Information System (Promis) Data, 1974-1975 (ICPSR 7643)

Published: Nov 21, 1996

Principal Investigator(s):
Institute for Law and Social Research

Version V1

These data were generated by the Prosecutor's Management Information System (PROMIS), a computer-based management information system for public prosecution agencies, and contain information on all cases and defendants brought to the Superior Court Division of the United States Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia. The data were prepared for public release by the Institute for Law and Social Research, Washington, DC. The data contain selected variables, including type and gravity of the crime, a score reflecting the defendant's past record, and detailed records of the administration of each case. The 1974 data have only sentencing information.

Institute for Law and Social Research. Prosecutor’s Management Information System (Promis) Data, 1974-1975. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1996-11-21.

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

1974 -- 1975

All cases and defendants brought to the Superior Court Division of the United States Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia.

Prosecutor's Management Information System (PROMIS)

administrative records data



1996-11-21 SAS and SPSS data definition statements for the logical record length version of the data files have been added to this collection.

1984-03-18 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:

  • Standardized missing values.
  • Performed recodes and/or calculated derived variables.
  • 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.

  • 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.