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Study Report

Study Number: SJ-008-002-1-1-United States-ICPSR-1978

Subject Area: Anomic Behavior

Bibliographic Citation: Survey of jail inmates, 1978.  [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: 7751

Date Accessioned: 6/24/1994

Number of Files Received: 13

Comments: Data are in ASCII format and stored on a CD-ROM (DP7021).

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Documentation: Machine-readable and a users' booklet.

Abstract: In February of 1978, locally operated jails were surveyed on a national scale. Of the more than 158,000 persons who were estimated to be held in these jails at that time, a sample of 5,247 inmates was drawn. Information was gathered regarding type of facility, availability of health care in the facility, personal and educational backgrounds, reasons for incarceration, sentencing, numbers of offenses, and inmate drug use. There are nearly 600 variables. The data were collected by the United States Census Bureau for the Bureau of Justice Statistics.

SUBJECT TERMS: election returns. elections. presidential elections. voting attitudes and behavior. Pennsylvania-Philadelphia. United States.

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