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National Jail Census, 1972

Version
v2
Resource Type
Dataset : aggregate data
Creator
  • United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Statistics
Other Title
  • Version 2 (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • National Jail Census Series
Publication Date
1984-03-18
Funding Reference
  • United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Statistics
Language
English
Free Keywords
census data; correctional facilities; correctional system; corrections management; demographic characteristics; inmate populations; inmates; jail inmates; jails
Description
  • Abstract

    The purpose of this census was to provide information on jails throughout the United States. Information is supplied on the number of inmates held, types of accommodations, number of different types of staff personnel, procedures for segregating certain types of inmates, and selected programs and services.
  • Table of Contents

    Datasets:

    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 1972
  • 1972-06 / 1972-10
    Collection date: 1972-06--1972-10
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
All locally operated jails which have the authority to house adults 48 hours or longer.
Availability
Download
This study is freely available to the general public via web download.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 7638 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
Relations
  • Is new version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR07638.v1
Publications
  • Marvell, Thomas B., Moody, Carlisle E., Jr.. Prison population growth and crime reduction. Journal of Quantitative Criminology.10, (2), 109-140.1994.
    • ID: 10.1007/BF02221155 (DOI)

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 (1984): National Jail Census, 1972. Version 2. National Jail Census Series. Version: v2. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07638.v2