Monitoring of Federal Criminal Convictions and Sentences: Appeals Data, 2001

Resource Type
Dataset : event/transaction data
  • United States Sentencing Commission
Other Title
  • Archival Version (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • Monitoring of Federal Criminal Convictions and Sentences: Appeals Data Series
Publication Date
Funding Reference
  • United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Statistics
Free Keywords
appeal procedures; appellate courts; convictions (law); court cases; defendants; federal courts; habeas corpus; judicial decisions; legal appeals; offenses; sentence review; sentencing
  • Abstract

    This collection contains appellate information from the 12 circuit courts of appeals of the United States. The United States Sentencing Commission compiled from the Clerk of the Court of each court of appeals the final opinions and orders, both published and unpublished, in all criminal appeals for the time period surveyed. The Commission also collected habeas corpus decisions even though they are technically civil matters, because such cases often involve sentencing issues. Both the "case" and the "defendant" are used in this collection as units of analysis. Each "case" comprises individual records representing all codefendants participating in a consolidated appeal. Each defendant's record comprises the sentencing-related issues corresponding to that particular defendant.
  • 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: Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes..
  • Table of Contents


    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • 2000-10-01 / 2001-09-30
    Time period: 2000-10-01--2001-09-30
  • 2000 / 2001
    Collection date: 2000--2001
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
All appeals cases received by the United States Sentencing Commission.
Collection Mode
  • Starting with the 1999 data, ICPSR archives MONITORING OF FEDERAL CRIMINAL CONVICTIONS AND SENTENCES: APPEALS DATA under a new study number for each year of data. Data for the years 1993-1998 are archived as ICPSR 6559.

2014-06-27 All parts are being moved from restricted access to public access.2011-04-11 All parts are being moved to restricted access and will be available only using the restricted access procedures. Funding insitution(s): United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Statistics.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • 3494 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR03494.v1
  • Farrell, Amy, Ward, Geoff, Rousseau, Danielle. Race effects of representation among federal court workers: Does Black workforce representation reduce sentencing disparities?. Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science.623, 121-133.2009.
    • ID: 10.1177/0002716208331128 (DOI)
  • Kautt, Paula. Heuristic influences over offense seriousness calculations: A multilevel investigation of racial disparity under sentencing guidelines. Punishment and Society.11, (2), 191-218.2009.
    • ID: 10.1177/1462474508101492 (DOI)
  • Ward, Geoff, Farrell, Amy, Rousseau, Danielle. Does racial balance in workforce representation yield equal justice? Race relations of sentencing in Federal court organizations. Law and Society Review.43, (4), 757-806.2009.
    • ID: 10.1111/j.1540-5893.2009.00388.x (DOI)
  • Ward, Geoff, Farrell, Amy, Rousseau, Danielle. Does Court Workforce Racial Diversity Yield Racial Justice? Some Evidence from Federal Court Contexts. NCJ 221890, Boston, MA: Northeastern University. 2008.
    • ID: (URL)
  • Gillespie, William Lee. Constrained Justice: Investigating the Influence of the U.S. Courts of Appeals on District Court Sentencing Behavior. Dissertation, University of Georgia. 2004.
  • United States Sentencing Commission. 2001 Sourcebook of Federal Sentencing Statistics. Washington, DC: United States Sentencing Commission. 2003.

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