Predicting Recidivism in North Carolina, 1978 and 1980 (ICPSR 8987)

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Peter Schmidt; Ann D. Witte

https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08987.v1

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This data collection examines the relationship between individual characteristics and recidivism for two cohorts of inmates released from North Carolina prisons in 1978 and 1980. The survey contains questions on the background of the offenders, including their involvement in drugs or alcohol, level of schooling, nature of the crime resulting in the sample conviction, number of prior incarcerations and recidivism following release from the sample incarceration. The data collection also contains information on the length of time until recidivism occurs.

Schmidt, Peter, and Witte, Ann D. Predicting Recidivism in North Carolina, 1978 and 1980. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2006-01-18. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08987.v1

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United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. National Institute of Justice (NIJ 84-IJ-CX-0021)
1984-04

For 1978 data, 4,709 individual records were missing one or more variables and placed in a missing data file. The other 4,618 observations, which contained complete information, were randomly split into an estimation sample of 1,540 observations and a validation sample of 3,078. For 1980 data, 3,810 individual records were missing information on one or more variables and were placed in a missing data file. The other 5,739 observations, which contained complete information, were randomly split into an estimation sample of 1,435 observations and a validation sample of 4,304 observations.

All individuals released from North Carolina prisons during the periods of July 1, 1977, through June 30, 1978, and July 1, 1979, through June 30, 1980.

North Carolina Department of Corrections records

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1989-01-10

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:
  • Schmidt, Peter, and Ann D. Witte. PREDICTING RECIDIVISM IN NORTH CAROLINA, 1978 AND 1980. East Lansing, MI: Peter Schmidt and Ann D. Witte, Michigan State University [producers], 1984. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1988. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08987.v1

2006-01-18 File CB8987.ALL.PDF was removed from any previous datasets and flagged as a study-level file, so that it will accompany all downloads.

2006-01-12 All files were removed from dataset 3 and flagged as study-level files, so that they will accompany all downloads.

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  • 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.