Federal Justice Statistics Program: Criminal Appeals Cases Filed in Courts of Appeals, 2016 (ICPSR 37340)
Version Date: Dec 19, 2019 View help for published
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United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Statistics
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The data contain records of criminal appeals cases filed in United States Courts of Appeals during fiscal year 2016. The data were constructed from the Administrative Office of the United States Courts' (AOUSC) Court of Appeals file. These contain variables on the nature of the criminal appeal, the underlying offense, and the disposition of the appeal. An appeal can be filed by the government or the offender, and the appellant can appeal the sentence, the verdict, or both sentence and verdict. The data file contains variables from the original AOUSC files as well as additional analysis variables. Variables containing identifying information (e.g., name, Social Security number) were either removed, coarsened, or blanked in order to protect the identities of individuals. These data are part of a series designed by the Urban Institute (Washington, DC) and the Bureau of Justice Statistics. Data and documentation were prepared by the Urban Institute through 2012. Data from 2013 on were prepared by Abt Associates.
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Criminal appeals cases filed in United States Courts of Appeals during fiscal year 2016.
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Extracts from the AOUSC Courts of Appeals file.
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2019-12-19 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 variable labels and/or value labels.
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.