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Study Report

Study Number: SJ-026-004-1-1-USA-ICPSR-1993

Subject Area: Anomic Behavior

Bibliographic Citation: National corrections reporting program, 1993: [United States].  [machine-readable data file] / U.S. Department of Justice. Bureau of Justice Statistics  [principal investigator(s)] / Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: 6823

Date Accessioned: 9/1/1997

Number of Files Received: 10

Comments: This study is on ICPSR CD-ROM release PCD97002 (DPLS Media 7181). See the media record for detailed information on the format of this CD-ROM.

Access Status: Access restricted to U.W. Madison campus

Date Ordered: 9/1/1997

Documentation: Data file(s) are accompanied by SAS or SPSS data definition statements, which can be used to generate system files for SAS or SPSS. Study documentation (including codebook) is provided in Portable Document Format (PDF). See the DPLS Help with PDF Documents for information on this file format. See also the ICPSR Web Site for online access to the study documentation.

Abstract: This study was conducted to provide a consistent and comprehensive description of convicted persons' entrance into and departure from correctional custody and correctional supervision. To accomplish this goal, data were gathered from official state prison records on topics such as race, sex, and age of inmates, length of time in jail, length of time in prison, and type of offense committed. The data were collected from the state prison systems of 38 states, as well as the Federal Prison System, the California Youth Authority, and the District of Columbia.

In 1983 the National Prisoners Statistics (NPS) program, which compiled data on prisoner admissions and releases, and the Uniform Parole Reports (UPR) were combined into one reporting system, the National Corrections Reporting Program (NCRP). The NCRP evolved from the need to improve and consolidate data on corrections at the national level. Its objective was to provide a consistent and comprehensive description of prisoners entering and leaving the custody or supervision of state and federal authorities. In addition to the state prisons, the Federal Prison System and the California Youth Authority also began reporting data in 1984.

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