Census of Tribal Justice Agencies, 2002 (ICPSR 4439)

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United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Statistics


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The study compiles data on the law enforcement, courts and administration, corrections and intermediate sanctions, criminal history records, and justice statistics of the federally recognized American Indian tribal governing bodies. The data determine which tribes have sworn law enforcement personnel and the source of authority, what the number and type of tribal court systems are, who performs the tribal detention function and what types of sanctions are imposed. It also looks at whether tribes have access to state and national criminal record systems.

United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Statistics. Census of Tribal Justice Agencies, 2002. [distributor], 2006-07-13. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR04439.v1

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United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Statistics




All federally recognized American Indian tribes in the lower 48 states



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:
  • U.S. Dept. of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics. CENSUS OF TRIBAL JUSTICE AGENCIES, 2002. Compiled by the U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of the Census. ICPSR04439-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [producer and distributor], 2006-07-13. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR04439.v1

2006-07-13 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:

  • Created online analysis version with question text.
  • Performed recodes and/or calculated derived variables.
  • Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.


  • 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.

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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.