This data collection effort was undertaken to determine
whether accurate and comprehensive pretrial data can be collected at
the local level and subsequently aggregated at the state and federal
levels. The data contained in this collection provide a picture of
felony defendants' movements through the criminal courts. Offenses were
recoded into 14 broad categories that conform to the Bureau of Justice
Statistics' crime definitions. Other variables include sex, race, age,
prior record, relationship to criminal justice system at the time of
the offense, pretrial release, detention decisions, court appearances,
pretrial rearrest, adjudication, and sentencing. The unit of analysis
is the defendant.
Pretrial Services Resource Center. National Pretrial Reporting Program, 1988-1989. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2013-06-12. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09508.v3
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United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Statistics (84-BJ-CX-K003)
Access to these data is restricted. Users interested in obtaining these data must complete a Restricted Data Use Agreement, specify the reasons for the request, and obtain IRB approval or notice of exemption for their research.