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New Jersey Statewide Criminal Justice Guidelines Evaluation, 1980: Inmate Survey Data

Version
v0
Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
Creator
  • Sparks, Richard F.
Other Title
  • Archival Version (Subtitle)
Publication Date
1984-03-18
Funding Reference
  • United States Department of Justice. Law Enforcement Assistance Administration. National Institute of Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice
Language
English
Free Keywords
attitudes; crime; criminal justice system; defendants; disposition (legal); inmates; offender profiles; offenders; offenses; punishment; sentencing; sentencing guidelines; state correctional facilities; state courts
Description
  • Abstract

    This data collection is the result of a project established to study the development, implementation, and use of statewide sentencing guidelines and to report the perceptions of criminal justice system personnel and inmates regarding those guidelines. Funded by the National Institute of Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice, the project was carried out by the Rutgers University School of Criminal Justice from October 1978 to June 1981. Additional data produced by this project are contained in two other studies held by ICPSR: MASSACHUSETTS STATEWIDE CRIMINAL JUSTICE GUIDELINES EVALUATION, 1979 (ICPSR 7909) and NEW JERSEY STATEWIDE CRIMINAL JUSTICE GUIDELINES EVALUATION, 1979 (ICPSR 7910). The data in this study consist of interviews to determine the opinions of inmates about the relative seriousness of offenses, severity of punishments, appropriateness of penalties for various kinds of crimes, and the use of sentencing guidelines to structure judicial sentencing decisions. Frequency distributions and the survey instrument are included in the documentation.
  • Table of Contents

    Datasets:

    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 1980
  • Collection date: 1980
Geographic Coverage
  • New Jersey
  • United States
Sampled Universe
Rahway, New Jersey, State Prison inmates in 1980.
Sampling
The sample was obtained by dividing inmates in either minimum and maximum/medium security status, and then randomly sampling within these two frames, selecting a higher proportion of inmates under minimum security to compensate for their relative rarity.
Note
Funding insitution(s): United States Department of Justice. Law Enforcement Assistance Administration. National Institute of Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice (78-NI-AX-0147).
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
  • 7911 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
Relations
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR07911.v1
Publications
  • Sparks, R.F.. New Jersey Statewide Criminal Justice Guidelines Evaluation 1980: Inmate Survey Data. Washington, DC: United States Department of Justice, National Institute of Justice. 1982.
  • Sparks, Richard F., Stecher, Bridget A., Albanese, Jay S., Shelly, Peggy L., Barry, Donald M.. Stumbling Toward Justice: Some Overlooked Research and Police Questions About Statewide Sentencing Guidelines. NCJ 101393, Washington, DC: United States Department of Justice, National Institute of Justice. 1982.
    • ID: https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/Digitization/101393NCJRS.pdf (URL)
  • Stecher, B.A., Sparks, R.F.. Removing the Effects of Discrimination in Sentencing Guidelines. Sentencing Reform: Experiments in Reducing Disparity.Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications. 1982.

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

Sparks, Richard F. (1984): New Jersey Statewide Criminal Justice Guidelines Evaluation, 1980: Inmate Survey Data. Archival Version. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07911