Catalog of Holdings

Study Report

Study Number: SJ-017-001-2-1-United States-ICPSR-1608

Subject Area: Anomic Behavior

Bibliographic Citation: Executions in the United States, 1608-1991: the Espy file.  [machine-readable data file] / Espy, M. Watt  [principal investigator(s)] / Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: 8451

Date Accessioned: 8/1/1996

Comments: Each data collection on this CD-ROM resides in a separate directory named according to the ICPSR collection number. Each directory consists of at least six files. They include codebook, data, help, SPSS setup, SAS setup, study description, user guide, data documentation and data collection instrument. Data are stored in raw, uncompressed ASCII format.

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Date Ordered: 8/1/1996

Documentation: Machine-readable;1 volume hard copy codebook of previous edition kept on the shelf for reference use only.

Abstract: This collection furnishes data on executions performed under civil authority in the United States between 1608 and April 24, 1991. The dataset describes each individual executed and the circumstances surrounding the crime for which the person was convicted. Variables include age, race, name, sex, and occupation of the offender, place, jurisdiction, date, and method of execution, and the crime for which the offender was executed. Also recorded is data on whether the only evidence for the execution was official records indicating that an individual (executioner or slave owner) was compensated for an execution.

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