Catalog of Holdings

Study Report

Study Number: SJ-044-003-1-1-United States-ICPSR-1974

Subject Area: Anomic Behavior

Bibliographic Citation: Census of state adult correctional facilities, 1974.  [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: 7811

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: The survey and census were part of a series of data collection efforts undertaken to assist policymakers in assessing and remedying deficiencies in the nation's correctional institutions. The survey was designed to provide information on social and economic characteristics of inmates, criminal and correctional background, court experience, and prison routine. The census gathered a wide range of information on all federal correctional facilities operating in 1974. The focus of the survey file is on the inmate, while the focus of the census file is on the facility.

SOURCE: personal interviews and mail canvass

UNIVERSE: The survey sample totaled 10,000 inmates or approximately 1 in every 18 offenders under the jurisdiction of state correctional authorities. The data collection includes 9,040 of these interviews. The census enumerated all 592 state correctional facilities.

EXTENT OF COLLECTION: 2 data files + machine-readable documentation.

DATA TYPE: survey data

DATA FORMAT: OSIRIS and Card Image, with SPSS Control Cards for each

TIME PERIOD: 1974

DATE OF COLLECTION: 1974

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

SUBJECT TERMS: census data. correctional facilities. crime. criminal justice system. demographics characteristic. education. housing. jails. parole systems. personnel work. population.

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