Singer, Simon I.
This data collection was designed to assess the effects of
the New York Juvenile Offender Law on the rate of violent crime
committed by juveniles. The data were collected to estimate the
deterrent effects of the law and to permit the use of an interrupted
time-series model to gauge the effects of intervention. The deterrent
effects of the law are assessed on five types of violent offenses over
a post-intervention period of 75 months using two comparison time
series to control for temporal and geographical characteristics. One
time series pertains to the monthly juvenile arrests of 16- to
19-year-olds in New York City, and the other covers monthly arrests of
juveniles aged 13 to 15 years in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the
control jurisdiction. Included in the collection are variables
concerning the monthly rates of violent juvenile arrests for homicide,
rape, assault, arson, and robbery for the two juvenile cohorts. These
time series data were compiled from records of individual police
jurisdictions that reported monthly arrests to the Uniform Crime
Reporting Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Singer, Simon I. DETERRENT EFFECTS OF THE NEW YORK JUVENILE OFFENDER LAW, 1974-1984. ICPSR version. Albany NY: State University of New York, Research Foundation [producer], 1986. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1994. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09324.v1
Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09324.v1
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This study was funded by:
- United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. National Institute of Justice (85-IJ-CX-0026)
Scope of Study
New York City,
New York (state),
Date of Collection:
Juveniles arrested by police between January 1974 and
December 1984 in the state of New York and in Philadelphia,
Juvenile arrests reported by police between January 1974
and December 1984 in New York City, upstate New York, and Philadelphia,
Pennsylvania. The monthly data for Philadelphia were collected to serve
as a control series for comparison with the New York series.
monthly Uniform Crime Reporting Program data
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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:
Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.
Original ICPSR Release: 1990-05-01
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