Catalog of Holdings

Study Report

Study Number: SJ-038-001-1-1-United States-ICPSR-1990

Subject Area: Anomic Behavior

Bibliographic Citation: Organizations convicted in federal criminal courts, 1988-1990: [United States].  [machine-readable data file] / U.S. Sentencing Commission  [principal investigator(s)] / Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: 9513

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Documentation: 1 volume hard copy.

Abstract: These data, which were collected to assist in the development of sentencing guidelines, describe offense and sentencing characteristics for organizations sentenced in federal district courts in 1988-1990. The Commission's primary function is to inform federal courts of sentencing policies and practices that include guidelines prescribing the appropriate form and severity of punishment for offenders convicted of federal crimes. Court-related variables include primary offense type, pecuniary offense loss and gain, dates of disposition and sentencing, method of determination of guilt, number of counts pled and charged, and dates and types of sentencing and restitution. Defendant organization variables include ownership structure, number of owners and employees, highest level of corporate knowledge of the criminal offense, highest level of corporate indictment and conviction for participation in the criminal offense, annual revenue, equity and financial status of the defendant organization, whether it was a criminal organization, duration of criminal activity, and risk to national security.

SOURCE: case materials from U.S. probation offices: master dockets, official indictments, presentence investigation reports, plea agreements, judgment of conviction orders

UNIVERSE: All organizational defendants sentenced in federal district courts during 1988, 1989, and 1990.

EXTENT OF COLLECTION: 3 data files + machine-readable documentation (text) + database dictionaries.

DATA TYPE: administrative records data

DATA FORMAT: LRECL

TIME PERIOD: 1988-1990

DATE OF COLLECTION: 1988-1991

EXTENT OF PROCESSING BY ICPSR: BLANKS/ MDATA

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