Catalog of Holdings

Study Report

Study Number: SJ-008-005-1-1-United States-ICPSR-1986

Subject Area: Anomic Behavior

Bibliographic Citation: Survey of inmates of state correctional facilities, 1986.  [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: 8711

Date Accessioned: 8/11/1994

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: This data collection provides information about topics and issues of concern in research and policy within the field of corrections. Chief among these are the characteristics of persons confined to state prisons, their current and past offenses, and the circumstances or conditions of their confinement. Also included is extensive information on inmates' drug and alcohol use, program participation, and the victims of the inmates' most recent offenses. This information, which is not available on a national basis from any other source, is intended to assist the criminal justice community and other researchers in analysis and evaluation of correctional issues.

SOURCE: personal interviews

UNIVERSE: All adult inmates housed in correctional facilities operated by a state government in the United States.

SAMPLE: The sample design employed was a stratified two-stage selection with the probabilities proportional to the size of the correctional facility. The sample was selected independently from two frames, one for males only and a second that allowed an oversample of females. Within each frame, facilities were stratified by type (prison versus community corrections facility) and by census region. In the second stage, interviewers visited each selected facility and drew a sample of inmates using predetermined sampling procedures. There were 275 facilities selected, yielding a sample of about 15,000 inmates. Of these, 14,649 were contacted and 13,711 were interviewed successfully.

NOTE: The codebook includes a summary of errors and omissions that have been identified as of this release. This list is not definitive and there may be other as yet unidentified inconsistencies in the dataset. Users are requested to notify ICPSR if they encounter serious data errors.

EXTENT OF COLLECTION: 1 data file + machine-readable documentation (text) + SAS data definition statements + SPSS data definition statements.

DATA TYPE: survey data

DATA FORMAT: LRECL with SAS and SPSS data definition statements

TIME PERIOD: 1986

DATE OF COLLECTION: 1986

FUNDING AGENCY: United States Department of Justice. Bureau of Justice Statistics.

GRANT NUMBER: 1121-0116

SUBJECT TERMS: alcohol. arrests. convictions. correctional facilities. criminal justice system. demographic characteristics. economic attitudes and behavior. inmates. legal systems. military affairs. social attitudes and behavior. socioeconomic indicators. victimization.

EXTENT OF PROCESSING BY ICPSR: MDATA/ UNDOCCHK.ICPSR

RELATED PUBLICATIONS:

United States Department of Justice. Bureau of Justice Statistics. ''Profile of State Prison Inmates, 1986.'' BJS Special Report, NCJ-109926, January 1988. United States Department of Justice. Bureau of Justice Statistics. ''Drug Use and Crime.'' BJS Special Report, NCJ-111940, July 1988. United States Department of Justice. Bureau of Justice Statistics. ''Women in Prison.'' BJS Special Report, NCJ-127991, March 1990.

Media/File Reports:

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