Catalog of Holdings

Study Report

Study Number: GA-026-001-1-1-United States-ICPSR-1987

Subject Area: Legal Systems

Bibliographic Citation: State court statistics, 1987: [United States].  [machine-readable data file] / National Center for State Courts. Court Statistics Project  [principal investigator(s)] / Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: 9266

Date Accessioned: 11/1/1995

Number of Files Received: 4

Comments: Data files and SPSS files received via ftp on Internet.

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Date Ordered: 10/31/1995

Documentation: SPSS statements files.

Abstract: This data collection provides comparable measures of state appellate and trial court caseloads by type of case for the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. Court caseloads are tabulated according to generic reporting categories developed by the Court Statistics and Technology Committee of the Conference of State Court Administrators. These categories describe differences in the unit of count and the point of count when compiling each court's caseload. Major areas of investigation include: (1) case filings in state appellate and trial courts, (2) case dispositions in state appellate and trial courts, and (3) appellate opinions. Within each of these areas of investigation, cases are separated by main case type. Types include civil cases, capital punishment cases, other criminal cases, juvenile cases, administrative agency appeals and several other types.

SOURCE: (1) published annual reports of administrative court offices and (2) unpublished statistics provided by state administrative offices of the court and clerks of state appellate courts

UNIVERSE: State appellate and trial court cases in the United States.

NOTE: Both parts of this collection contain alphabetics. SPSS/PC + Control Cards accompany each file.

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

DATA TYPE: aggregate data

DATA FORMAT: Card Image

TIME PERIOD: 1987

DATE OF COLLECTION: April-October 1988

FUNDING AGENCY: State Justice Institute.

GRANT NUMBER: SJI 87-08F-B-020

RELATED PUBLICATIONS:

National Center for State Courts. Court Statistics Project. ''State Court Caseload Statistics: Report 1987.'' Williamsburg, VA: National Center for State Courts, 1989 (Publication No. R-109).

Media/File Reports:

ICPSR Direct