Federal Justice Statistics Program: Defendants Charged in Criminal Cases Filed in District Court, 2015 (ICPSR 37388)
Version Date: Sep 25, 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 defendants in federal criminal cases filed in United States District Court during fiscal year 2015. The data were constructed from the Executive Office for United States Attorneys (EOUSA) Central System file. According to the EOUSA, the United States attorneys conduct approximately 95 percent of the prosecutions handled by the Department of Justice. The Central Charge and Central System data contain variables from the original EOUSA 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 Abt and the Bureau of Justice Statistics. Data and documentation were prepared by Abt.
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Defendants in federal criminal cases filed in United States District Court during fiscal year 2015.
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extracts from the EOUSA Central System file
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2019-09-25 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:
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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.