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National Judicial Reporting Program, 1996

Resource Type
Dataset : event/transaction data
  • United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Statistics
Other Title
  • Version 3 (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • National Judicial Reporting Program Series
Publication Date
Funding Reference
  • United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Statistics
Free Keywords
arrests; assault; auto theft; burglary; case processing; convictions (law); counties; demographic characteristics; drug law offenses; felony courts; felony offenses; homicide; larceny; manslaughter; murder; rape; robbery; sentencing; state courts
  • Abstract

    This data collection tabulates the number of persons convicted of felonies in state courts and describes their sentences. Data were collected from state courts and state prosecutors in 344 counties of the United States. The collection contains sociodemographic information such as age, race, and sex of the felon. Types of offenses committed include homicide, rape, and robbery. Adjudication variables referring to the process between arrest and sentencing are also a part of this dataset. Data can be analyzed at the national level or by individual counties.
  • Methods

    ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection: Performed consistency checks.; Standardized missing values.; Performed recodes and/or calculated derived variables.; Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes..
  • Table of Contents


    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 1996
  • 1996-02 / 1996-12
    Collection date: 1996-02--1996-12
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
Sentenced felons in the United States.
A two-stage stratified cluster sampling design was employed. At the first stage, 344 counties were selected from the 3,195 total counties in the nation. At the second stage, a systematic sample of felons sentenced for murder/nonnegligent manslaughter, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, felony larceny/motor vehicle theft, drug trafficking, and other offenses were selected from each county's official records.
Collection Mode
  • Compiled by the United States Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census.

2011-04-08 All parts are being moved to restricted access and will be available only using the restricted access procedures.2001-03-27 Column locations of variables were corrected in the codebook to reflect the column locations in the data file. Frequencies in the codebook were also corrected.2000-12-14 An errata page supplied by the principal investigator in reference to erroneous data for Dade County, FL, Pinellas County, FL, Washoe County, NV, Santa Clara, CA, and Otero County, CO, has been added to the codebook. Funding insitution(s): United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Statistics.
One or more files in this study are not available for download due to special restrictions; consult the study documentation to learn more on how to obtain the data.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 2660 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is new version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR02660.v2
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    • ID: 10.1177/0011128708327569 (DOI)
  • Lim, Claire S.H., Snyder, James M., Jr.. Elections and the Quality of Public Officials: Evidence from U.S. State Courts. NBER Working Paper Series.Cambridge, MA: National Bureau of Economic Research. 2012.
  • Lim, Claire S.H., Snyder, James M., Jr., Str√∂mberg, David. The judge, the politician, and the press: Newspaper coverage and criminal sentencing across electoral systems. Cornell University, . 2012.
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  • Freeborn, Beth Anne. An Equilibrium Search Model of the Retail Cocaine Market and Drug Law Enforcement. Dissertation, University of Virginia. 2006.
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  • Choi, KyuBeom. The Effects of Actual Punishment Levels on Perceptions of Punishment: A Multi-Level Approach. Dissertation, Florida State University. 2005.
  • Justice Research and Statistics Association. Crime and Justice Atlas 2000. Washington, DC: United States Department of Justice, National Institute of Justice. 2000.
    • ID: (URL)
  • Levin, David J., Langan, Patrick A., Brown, Jodi M.. State Court Sentencing of Convicted Felons, 1996. NCJ 175708, United States Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics. 2000.
    • ID: (URL)
  • Brown, Jodi M., Langan, Patrick A.. Felony Sentences in the United States, 1996. NCJ 175045, United States Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics. 1999.
    • ID: (URL)
  • Brown, Jodi M., Langan, Patrick A., Levin, David J.. Felony Sentences in State Courts, 1996. NCJ 173939, United States Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics. 1999.
    • ID: (URL)
  • Greenfeld, Lawrence A., Snell, Tracy L.. Women Offenders. NCJ 175688, United States Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics. 1999.
    • ID: (URL)
  • Lim, Claire S. H., Snyder, James M., Jr.. Elections and Government Accountability: Evidence from the Courts. . .
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Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 6 | Registration Date: 2015-06-15

United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Statistics (1999): National Judicial Reporting Program, 1996. Version 3. National Judicial Reporting Program Series. Version: v3. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.