Intensive Supervision Program in New Jersey, 1983-1986 (ICPSR 9291)

Published: Jan 18, 2006

Principal Investigator(s):
Frank S. Pearson

Version V1

These data evaluate the New Jersey Intensive Supervision Program (ISP), a program implemented by the New Jersey Department of Corrections in 1983-1986. The central premise of ISP is that certain felony offenders sentenced to prison can be resentenced to a program of intensive supervision in which they are successfully supervised in the community. The data collection evaluates the impact of ISP on recidivism rates, prison space availability, and cost effectiveness and also assesses the opinions of criminal justice professionals toward the program. In the first file data collected on four types of sentenced felons include education, psychological condition, financial status, substance abuse, prior and follow-up criminal records, earning and payment records, sentence and correctional histories, and case characteristics including sentences, offenses, and other dispositions. The second file presents data on type of criminal justice professional interviewed, opinion scale scores on aspects of ISP, and suggestions for ISP.

Pearson, Frank S. Intensive Supervision Program in New Jersey, 1983-1986. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2006-01-18.

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United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. National Institute of Justice (83-IJ-CX-K027)

1983 -- 1986

1984 -- 1986

A computer program for random sampling was used to select both ISP experimental groups and members of the comparison/control group. A purposive sampling of criminal justice professionals was used to select persons who had knowledge of the ISP program.

All sentenced felons in New Jersey from 1983 to 1985, and criminal justice professionals in New Jersey.

records of New Jersey Probation Offices, Department of Corrections, and Department of System and Communication, and personal interviews

event/transaction data, and survey data

experimental data



2006-01-18 File CB9291.PDF was removed from any previous datasets and flagged as a study-level file, so that it 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.