Catalog of Holdings

Study Report

Study Number: SJ-046-005-1-1-United States-ICPSR-1988

Subject Area: Anomic Behavior

Bibliographic Citation: Expenditure and employment data for the criminal justice system: estimates file, 1988.  [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: 9446

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 purpose of this data collection was to collect civil and criminal justice expenditure and employment data for the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), Department of Justice. These types of data are needed because the Justice Improvement Act of 1979, as amended, requires that block grants to each state be allocated between the state and local governments according to the ratio of state-to-local justice expenditure.

SOURCE: self-enumerated forms, and official state and local records

UNIVERSE: All state and county governments, all municipal and township governments with 10,000 or more population, and special campus police of public universities and colleges in the United States.

SAMPLE: A probability sample in which the chance of selection is based on the relative size of a government's expenditure for police protection as provided in the 1982 Census of Governments.

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

DATA TYPE: aggregate data

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

TIME PERIOD: July 1, 1987-June 30, 1988

DATE OF COLLECTION: January 1988-July 1988

Media/File Reports:

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