Criminal Justice Outcomes of Male Offenders in 14 Jurisdictions in the United States, 1985-1988 (ICPSR 9671)

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Allan F. Abrahamse, RAND; Patricia A. Ebener, RAND; Stephen P. Klein, RAND

https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09671.v1

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This data collection provides information on multiple prosecutions for individual offenders. The data are intended for use in the exploration and description of relationships among the various elements of the adjudication process (characteristics of the offender and offense and decisions made by various actors in the prosecution and sentencing of the offenders). The sampled incidents were drawn from two types of offenses: residential burglary and armed robbery. The collection includes only those incidents involving male offenders who were previously unknown to their victims and who were facing adjudication in adult court. The data collection instrument probed five areas for each offender and incident sampled: A. Related Incidents (information to identify all other incidents for which processing overlapped that of the sampled incident), B. Incident Description (information about the criminal incident itself, such as date and location of the incident, date of arrest, victims, weapons, accomplices, witnesses, and evidence), C. Adjudication Process (information such as bond amount, legal representation, adjudication events and outcomes, date of sentencing, and type and length of incarceration), D. Defendant (information about the defendant himself, including date of birth, race/descent, and employment status), and E. Prior Record (information about the defendant's record, such as his age at first arrest and first incarceration, the number of times he was incarcerated, and history of drug and/or alcohol abuse).

Abrahamse, Allan F., Ebener, Patricia A., and Klein, Stephen P. Criminal Justice Outcomes of Male Offenders in 14 Jurisdictions in the United States, 1985-1988. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2006-01-12. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09671.v1

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United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Statistics (86-BJ-CX-0005)
1985 -- 1988
1986 -- 1988

In this hierarchical dataset, an offender may have up to three record types. The first-level record type (present for every offender) includes data taken from sections A through E of the main survey form. A single case may have supplementary B and C records. For first-level records, there are 661 variables and a maximum record length of 1,596. For second-level B records, there are 88 variables and a maximum record length of 147. For third-level C records, there are 235 variables and a maximum record length of 556.

The jurisdictions to be surveyed were selected according to three criteria: (1) the inclusion of at least one site in each of the four major census regions, (2) the inclusion of approximately two sites per state, and (3) the inclusion of at least one site in New York City. Within each site, a random sample of armed robbery and residential burglary cases was selected.

Criminal cases presented to a prosecutor and involving armed robbery or residential burglary.

intake logs and computerized records of court and other agency databases

administrative records data

1993-04-09

2006-01-12

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:
  • Abrahamse, Allan F., Patricia A. Ebener, and Stephen P. Klein. CRIMINAL JUSTICE OUTCOMES OF MALE OFFENDERS IN 14 JURISDICTIONS IN THE UNITED STATES, 1985-1988. Compiled by RAND Corporation. ICPSR ed. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [producer and distributor], 2003. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09671.v1

2006-01-12 All files were removed from dataset 15 and flagged as study-level files, so that they will accompany all downloads.

2006-01-12 All files were removed from dataset 16 and flagged as study-level files, so that they will accompany all downloads.

2006-01-12 All files were removed from dataset 17 and flagged as study-level files, so that they will accompany all downloads.

2003-12-02 SAS and SPSS data definition statements have been updated, and the ASCII codebook has been updated and converted to PDF.

1993-04-09 ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major 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:

  • Standardized missing values.
  • Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.

Notes

  • 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.