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State Court Organization, 1998: [United States]

Version
v1
Resource Type
Dataset : administrative records data, survey data
Creator
  • National Center for State Courts
Other Title
  • Version 1 (Subtitle)
Publication Date
2001-06-05
Funding Reference
  • State Justice Institute
  • United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Statistics
Language
English
Free Keywords
appellate courts; court system; judge selection; judges; juries; policies and procedures; state courts; trial courts; verdicts
Description
  • Abstract

    This data collection provides detailed comparative information about the structure, policies, and procedures of statewide trial and appellate court systems for the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico as of July 1, 1998. Information gathered includes the number of courts and judges, judicial selection, governance of court systems, including judicial funding, administration, staffing, and procedures, jury qualifications and verdict rules, and processing and sentencing procedures of criminal cases.
  • 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.; Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes..
  • Table of Contents

    Datasets:

    • DS0: Study-Level Files
    • DS1: State-Level Data
    • DS2: Trial Court-Level Data
    • DS3: Appellate Court-Level Data
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 1998
  • 1998 / 1999
    Collection date: 1998--1999
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
Statewide appellate and trial courts in the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico.
Note
2006-03-30 File CB2854.ALL.PDF was removed from any previous datasets and flagged as a study-level file, so that it will accompany all downloads.2005-11-04 On 2005-03-14 new files were added to one or more datasets. These files included additional setup files as well as one or more of the following: SAS program, SAS transport, SPSS portable, and Stata system files. The metadata record was revised 2005-11-04 to reflect these additions. Funding insitution(s): State Justice Institute (98-BJ-CX-K002). United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Statistics.
Availability
Download
This study is freely available to the general public via web download.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 2854 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
Publications
  • Langton, Lyn, Cohen, Thomas H.. State Court Organization, 1987-2004. Bureau of Justice Statistics Special Report.NCJ 217996, Washington, DC: United States Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics. 2007.
    • ID: http://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/sco8704.pdf (URL)
  • Stucky, Thomas D., Heimer, Karen, Lang, Joseph B.. Partisan politics, electoral competition and imprisonment: An analysis of states over time. Criminology.43, (1), 211-248.2005.
    • ID: 10.1111/j.0011-1348.2005.00007.x (DOI)
  • Rottman, David B., Flango, Carol R., Cantrell, Melissa T., Hansen, Randall, LaFountain, Neil. State Court Organization, 1998. NCJ 178932, United States Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics. 2000.
    • ID: http://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/sco98.pdf (URL)

Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 6 | Registration Date: 2015-06-15

National Center for State Courts (2001): State Court Organization, 1998: [United States]. Version 1. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR02854.v1