Catalog of Holdings

Study Report

Study Number: SJ-046-003-1-1-United States-ICPSR-1985

Subject Area: Anomic Behavior

Bibliographic Citation: Expenditure and employment data for the criminal justice system: estimates file, 1985.  [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: 8650

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 dataset presents public expenditure and employment data on criminal justice activities in the United States. Information on employment, payroll, and expenditures is provided for police, courts, prosecutors' offices, and corrections agencies. Specific variables cover identification of each government, number of full-and part-time employees, level of full- and part-time payroll, current expenditures, capital outlay, and inter-governmental expenditures.

SOURCE: Self-enumerated forms and telephone interviews

UNIVERSE: All state, county, municipality, and township governments and university campus police departments in the United States.

SAMPLE: Probability sampling in which the relative size of a government's criminal justice expenditure as reported in the 1982 Census of Governments determines its probability of selection. Each sample case was assigned a weight based on its probability of selection. Included were 173 state, county, municipality, and township governments serving populations of 10,000 or more, 8,100 general purpose state and local governments with populations under 10,000, and 1,000 special campus police departments from universities and colleges.

EXTENT OF COLLECTION: 2 data files + machine-readable documentation (text) + SPSS Control Cards + data collection instrument.

DATA TYPE: survey data

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

TIME PERIOD: July 1, 1984-June 30, 1985

DATE OF COLLECTION: 1986

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

SUBJECT TERMS: correctional facilities. county governments. crime. criminal justice system. employment. government expenditures. legal services. police protection. public expenditures. state governments. United States.

EXTENT OF PROCESSING BY ICPSR: MDATA/ NONNUM/ UNDOCCHK.ICPSR

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