Effects of Determinant Sentencing on Institutional Climate and Prison Administration: Connecticut, Minnesota, Illinois, 1981-1983 (ICPSR 8278)

Published: Jan 12, 2006

Principal Investigator(s):
Lynne Goodstein; John H. Kramer; John R. Hepburn; Doris L. MacKenzie


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This data collection examines the effects of determinant sentencing on prison climate and administration. Three data collection periods are covered in the dataset. Parts 1-3 contain data taken from a total random sample of offenders housed at five prisons over all three data collection periods. Part 4 is an additional sample from the state of Connecticut of inmates serving determinate sentences, collected during the third period of data collection. Parts 5 and 6 comprise indeterminate sample data from all three data collection periods, while Parts 7-9 contain determinate panel sample data from all three collection periods. There were six questionnaires used in collecting these data, covering inmates' feelings about their arrest, court case, and conviction, their feelings about the law, physical problems developed during their prison term, how their time was spent in prison, family contacts outside prison, relationships with other prisoners and guards, involvement in prison programs, and criminal history.

Goodstein, Lynne, Kramer, John H., Hepburn, John R., and MacKenzie, Doris L. Effects of Determinant Sentencing on Institutional Climate and Prison Administration:  Connecticut, Minnesota, Illinois, 1981-1983. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2006-01-12. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08278.v1

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United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. National Institute of Justice (80-NI-AX-0006)

1981 -- 1983

personal interviews

survey data



2006-01-12 All files were removed from dataset 10 and flagged as study-level files, so that they will accompany all downloads.


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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.