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Study Report

Study Number: SJ-022-001-1-1-United States-ICPSR-1960

Subject Area: Anomic Behavior

Bibliographic Citation: Deterrant effects of arrests and imprisonment in the United States, 1960-1977.  [machine-readable data file] / Pogue, Thomas F.  [principal investigator(s)] / Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: 7973

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Documentation: 1 volume hard copy.

Abstract: Emerging from the tradition of econometric models of deterrence and crime, this study attempts to improve estimates of how crime rates are affected by the apprehension and punishment of persons charged with criminal activity. These data are contained in two files: Part I (state data) consists of a panel of observations from each of the 50 states covering the years 1960-77 and contains information on crime rates, clearance rates, length of time served, and probability of imprisonment, socioeconomic factors such as unemployment rates, population levels, and income levels, and state and local expenditures for police protection. The OSIRIS data file has a logical record length of 4,221 characters. A card-image file is also available. There are 484 variables for 50 cases. Part 2 (SMSA data) consists of a panel of 77 SMSAs and contains information on crime rates, clearance rates, length of time served, and probability of imprisonment, socioeconomic factors such as employment rates, population levels, and income levels, and taxation and expenditure information The OSIRIS data file has a logical record length of 1,971 characters. A card-image file is also available. There are 232 variables and 77 cases.

SUBJECT TERMS: arrests. automobile theft. burglary. convictions. correctional facilities. crime. criminal justice system. inmates. jails. larceny. police activity. police protection. prisoners. robbery. social attitudes and behavior. victimization. Standard Metropolitan Statistical Areas. United States.

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