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Survey of Jail Inmates, 1972

Version
v2
Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
Creator
  • United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Statistics
Other Title
  • Version 2 (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • Survey of Inmates in Local Jails 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
correctional facilities; criminal histories; demographic characteristics; drug use; inmate programs; inmates; jail inmates; jails; offenses; sentencing
Description
  • Abstract

    This study is a follow-up to the National Jail Census, 1970. In addition to gathering more information concerning jails, the survey also collected demographic data, incarceration history, and legal status data from a sample of the inmates of local jails. The study includes basic demographic data, income and employment data, reason for incarceration, bail status, dates of admission and sentencing, length and type of sentence and previous incarceration history.
  • Table of Contents

    Datasets:

    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 1972
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
The survey design consisted of an original sample of 376 jails throughout the United States. There were 22 facilities at which no interviews were conducted either because they had no inmates when contacted or because they refused to participate in the survey.
Availability
Download
This study is freely available to the general public via web download.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 7668 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
Relations
  • Is new version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR07668.v1
Publications
  • National Research Council. The Growth of Incarceration in the United States: Exploring Causes and Consequences. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. 2014.
    • ID: http://www.nap.edu/openbook.php?record_id=18613 (URL)
  • Sykes, Bryan L., Pettit, Becky. Mass incarceration, family complexity, and the reproduction of childhood disadvantage. Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science.654, (1), 127-149.2014.
    • ID: 10.1177/0002716214526345 (DOI)
  • Ewert, Stephanie, Pettit, Becky, Sykes, Bryan. The Degree of Disadvantage: Incarceration and Racial Inequality in Education. University of Washington, . 2010.
    • ID: http://faculty.washington.edu/blsykes/Publications_files/asr_prison_ed_FINAL-1.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 (1984): Survey of Jail Inmates, 1972. Version 2. Survey of Inmates in Local Jails Series. Version: v2. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07668.v2