Organizations Convicted in Federal Criminal Courts, 2001

Resource Type
Dataset : administrative records data
  • United States Sentencing Commission
Other Title
  • Archival Version (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • Organizations Convicted in Federal Criminal Courts Series
Publication Date
Funding Reference
  • United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Statistics
Free Keywords
convictions (law); corporate crime; corporate sentencing; defendants; disposition (legal); federal courts; federal offenses; fines; organizational structure; organizations; restitution programs; sentencing; sentencing guidelines
  • Abstract

    These data, collected to assist in the development of sentencing guidelines, describe offense and sentencing characteristics for organizations sentenced in federal district courts in 2001. The United States Sentencing Commission's primary function is to inform federal courts of sentencing policies and practices that include guidelines prescribing the appropriate form and severity of punishment for offenders convicted of federal crimes. Court-related variables include primary offense type, pecuniary offense loss and gain, dates of disposition and sentencing, method of determination of guilt, number of counts pled and charged, and dates and types of sentencing and restitution. Defendant organization variables include ownership structure, number of owners and employees, highest level of corporate knowledge of the criminal offense, highest level of corporate indictment and conviction for participation in the criminal offense, annual revenue, equity and financial status of the defendant organization, whether it was a criminal organization, duration of criminal activity, and risk to national security. Organizational Defendants Data, 2001, covers fiscal year October 1, 2000, through September 30, 2001.
  • 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 recodes and/or calculated derived variables.; 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 organizational defendants sentenced in federal district courts during 2000-2001.
Collection Mode
  • Starting with the 1999 data, ICPSR archives ORGANIZATIONS CONVICTED IN FEDERAL CRIMINAL COURTS under a new study number for each year of data. Data for the years 1987-1998 are archived under study number 9513.

2014-06-27 All parts are being removed 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
  • 3498 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR03498.v1
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Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 6 | Registration Date: 2015-06-15