Catalog of Holdings

Study Report

Study Number: SJ-042-001-1-1-United States-ICPSR-1988

Subject Area: Anomic Behavior

Bibliographic Citation: National pretrial reporting program, 1988-1989.  [machine-readable data file] / Pretrial Services Resource Center  [principal investigator(s)] / Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: 9508

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: This data collection effort was undertaken to determine whether accurate and comprehensive pretrial data can be collected at the local level and subsequently aggregated at the state and federal levels. The data contained in this collection provide a picture of felony defendants' movements through the criminal courts. Offenses were recoded into 14 broad categories that conform to the Bureau of Justice Statistics' crime definitions. Other variables include sex, race, age, prior record, relationship to criminal justice system at the time of the offense, pretrial release, detention decisions, court appearances, pretrial rearrest, adjudication, and sentencing. The unit of analysis is the defendant.

SOURCE: National Pretrial Reporting Program official data collection instrument

UNIVERSE: Felony court filings during February 1988 in the 75 most populous counties in the United States.

SAMPLE: In a two-stage sampling process, the first stage was a stratified sample to select 39 of the 75 most populous counties, and the second stage was a systematic sample of defendants based on felony filings within each selected county.

NOTE: Per agreement with Pretrial Services Resource Center, ICPSR distributes the data file without the statute number variables.

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

DATA TYPE: event/transaction data

DATA FORMAT: LRECL with SAS and SPSS data definition statements

TIME PERIOD: 1988-1989

DATE OF COLLECTION: February 1988-January 1989

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



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