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National Survey of Indigent Defense Systems (NSIDS), 1999

Version
v0
Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
Creator
  • United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Statistics
Other Title
  • Archival Version (Subtitle)
Publication Date
2001-10-31
Funding Reference
  • United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Assistance
  • United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Statistics
Language
English
Free Keywords
court cases; defendants; defense (law); defense counsel; legal representation; legal systems; policies and procedures; public defenders
Description
  • Abstract

    This survey collected nationwide data in order to: (1) identify the number and characteristics of publicly financed indigent defense systems and agencies in the United States, (2) measure how legal services were provided to indigent criminal defendants in terms of caseloads, workloads, policies, and practices, and (3) describe the types of offenses handled by indigent defense system organizations. The study was initially designed to permit measurable statistical estimates at the national level for each region of the United States, for individual states, and for the 100 most populous counties, including the District of Columbia. However, due to resource and financial constraints, the study was scaled back to collect indigent criminal defense data at the trial level for (1) the 100 most populous counties, (2) 197 counties outside the 100 most populous counties, and (3) states that entirely funded indigent criminal defense services.
  • 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.; Performed recodes and/or calculated derived variables.; Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes..
  • Table of Contents

    Datasets:

    • DS0: Study-Level Files
    • DS1: Program Data for the 100 Most Populous Counties
    • DS2: Expenditure Data for the 100 Most Populous Counties
    • DS3: Expenditure Data for Counties Outside of the 100 Most Populous
    • DS4: Program Data for States That Entirely Fund Indigent Criminal Defense Services
    • DS5: Verbatim Program Data for the 100 Most Populous Counties
    • DS6: Verbatim Program Data for States That Entirely Fund Indigent Criminal Defense Services
Temporal Coverage
  • 1999 / 2000
    Time period: 1999--2000
  • 1999 / 2000
    Collection date: 1999--2000
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
The universe for Phase 1 consisted of indigent criminal defense programs that handled felony cases at the trial level in the 100 most populous counties in the United States. These counties were selected with certainty from a list of approximately 3,100 counties and independent cities in the United States ranked according to 1997 intercensal population estimates. The universe for Phase 2 consisted of counties outside of the 100 most populous and state-funded indigent criminal defense services.
Sampling
Stratified probability sample of 734 counties.
Note
2006-01-18 File CB3081.ALL.PDF was removed from any previous datasets and flagged as a study-level file, so that it will accompany all downloads. Funding insitution(s): United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Assistance. United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Statistics.
Availability
Delivery
This version of the study is no longer available on the web. If you need to acquire this version of the data, you have to contact ICPSR User Support (help@icpsr.umich.edu).
Alternative Identifiers
  • 3081 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
Relations
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR03081.v1
Publications
  • Hallfors, Denise, Van Dorn, Richard A.. Strengthening the role of two key institutions in the prevention of adolescent substance abuse. Journal of Adolescent Health.30, (1), 17-28.2002.
    • ID: 10.1016/S1054-139X(01)00322-6 (DOI)
  • Hallfors, Denise, Vevea, Jack L., Iritani, Bonita, Cho, HyunSan, et al. Truancy, grade point average, and sexual activity: A meta-analysis of risk indicators for youth substance use. Journal of School Health.72, (5), 205-211.2002.
    • ID: 10.1111/j.1746-1561.2002.tb06548.x (DOI)
  • DeFrances, Carol J.. State-Funded Indigent Defense Services, 1999. 188464, Washington, DC: United States Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics. 2001.
    • ID: http://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/sfids99.pdf (URL)
  • DeFrances, Carol J., Litras, Marika F.X.. Indigent Defense Services in Large Counties, 1999. NCJ 184932, United States Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics. 2000.
    • ID: http://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/idslc99.pdf (URL)
  • Harlow, Caroline Wolf. Defense Counsel in Criminal Cases. Bureau of Justice Statistics Special Report.NCJ 179023, Washington, DC: United States Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics. 2000.
    • ID: http://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/dccc.pdf (URL)

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 (2001): National Survey of Indigent Defense Systems (NSIDS), 1999. Archival Version. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR03081