Catalog of Holdings

Study Report

Study Number: SJ-008-001-1-1-United States-ICPSR-1978

Subject Area: Anomic Behavior

Bibliographic Citation: Survey of jail and prison inmates, 1978: California, Michigan, Texas.  [machine-readable data file] / Peterson, Mark A.  [principal investigator(s)] / Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: 8169

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Documentation: 1 volume hard copy.

Abstract: This survey was conducted as part of the Rand Corporation's research program on career criminals. Rand's Second Inmate Survey was administered in late 1978 and early 1979 to convicted male inmates at 12 prisons and 14 county jails in California, Michigan, and Texas. The purpose of the survey was to provide detailed information about the criminal behavior of offenders and their associated characteristics. Emphasis was also placed on investigating other major areas of interest such as the quality of prisoner self-reports, varieties of criminal behavior, selective incapacitation, and prison treatment programs.

SOURCE: individual criminal justice histories, or rap sheets

UNIVERSE: Rand Inmate Survey offenders serving prison sentences at the time of the 1978 interview in California, Michigan, and Texas.

SAMPLE: Offenders for whom individual criminal justice histories or rap sheets were provided by each of the three states. Rap sheet information for Michigan inmates was supplemented with prison entrance and exit dates provided by the Michigan Department of Corrections.

NOTE: In order to preserve confidentiality, most dates have been converted to represent the number of days from arrest to sentencing.

EXTENT OF COLLECTION: 35 data files + SAS Control Cards.

DATA TYPE: event/transaction data

DATA FORMAT: LRECL and Card Image with SAS Control Cards

TIME PERIOD: 1978-1988


FUNDING AGENCY: United States Department of Justice. Bureau of Justice Statistics, and National Institute of Justice.

GRANT NUMBER: 83-BJ-CX-0011, and 83-IJ-CX-0057

SUBJECT TERMS: correctional facilities. crime. criminal justice system. inmates. social attitudes and behavior. California. Michigan. Texas. United States.

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