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Study Report

Study Number: SJ-009-001-1-1-United States-ICPSR-1979

Subject Area: Anomic Behavior

Bibliographic Citation: Inmate victimization in state prisons in the United States, 1979.  [machine-readable data file] / Schreiber, Jan E.  [principal investigator(s)] / Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: 8087

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Documentation: 1 volume hard copy.

Abstract: This data collection was designed to determine the nature and extent of victimization in state prisons across the nation. In particular, it examines such quantitative areas as prison living conditions, prison programs, prison safety, and inmates' participation in or victimization by other inmates in several types of property and bodily crimes. It also contains a set of attitudinal measures dealing with inmates' thoughts and perceptions on a variety of subjects including their reactions to general statements about prison life and to a series of hypothetical situations. Data are available in both OSIRIS and card-image formats, with machine-readable documentation. The data file contains 339 variables for each of the 487 cases and has a logical record length of 545 characters.

SUBJECT TERMS: assaults. correctional facilities. crime. criminal justice system. inmates. parole system. social attitudes and behavior. victimization. violence. United States.

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