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Inmate Victimization in State Prisons in the United States, 1979

Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
  • Schreiber, Jan E.
Other Title
  • Version 1 (Subtitle)
Publication Date
Funding Reference
  • United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. National Institute of Justice
Free Keywords
assault; correctional facilities; crime; criminal justice system; inmates; parole; victimization; violence
  • Abstract

    This data collection was designed to determine the nature and extent of victimization in state prisons across the nation. In particular, it examines topics such as prison living conditions, prison programs, prison safety, and inmates' participation in or victimization by other inmates with respect to several types of property and bodily crimes. Also presented are a set of attitudinal measures dealing with inmates' thoughts and perceptions on a variety of subjects, including their reactions to general statements about prison life and to a series of hypothetical situations.
  • 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: Standardized missing values.; Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes..
  • Table of Contents


    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 1979
  • Collection date: 1979
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
Inmates in state prisons in the United States.
Stratified, randomly drawn sample of institutions.
2005-11-04 On 2005-03-14 new files were added to one or more datasets. These files included additional setup files as well as one or more of the following: SAS program, SAS transport, SPSS portable, and Stata system files. The metadata record was revised 2005-11-04 to reflect these additions.1999-04-26 SAS and SPSS data definition statements have been added to this collection. Also, the codebook has been converted to a PDF file. Funding insitution(s): United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. National Institute of Justice.
This study is freely available to the general public via web download.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 8087 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Day, Jacob C., Brauer, Jonathan R., Butler, H. Daniel. Coercion and social support behind bars: Testing an integrated theory of misconduct and resistance in U.S. prisons. Criminal Justice and Behavior.42, (2), 133-155.2015.
    • ID: 10.1177/0093854814546352 (DOI)

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

Schreiber, Jan E. (1984): Inmate Victimization in State Prisons in the United States, 1979. Version 1. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.