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Armed Criminals in America: A Survey of Incarcerated Felons, 1983

Version
v1
Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
Creator
  • Wright, James
  • Rossi, Peter
Other Title
  • Version 1 (Subtitle)
Publication Date
1985-05-24
Funding Reference
  • United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. National Institute of Justice
Language
English
Free Keywords
crime; demographic characteristics; drug law offenses; drug use; families; inmates; justice; socioeconomic indicators
Description
  • Abstract

    The data for this study were collected using self-administered questionnaires given to a nonprobability sample of incarcerated felons in ten states. Information in the data include socioeconomic status of the inmate, prior criminal record, drug use, weapon usage, family history, and demographic information.
  • 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: Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes..
  • Table of Contents

    Datasets:

    • DS0: Study-Level Files
    • DS1: Data File
    • DS2: SAS Data Definition Statements
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 1983
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Note
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. Funding insitution(s): United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. National Institute of Justice (82-IJ-CX-0001).
Availability
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This study is freely available to the general public via web download.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 8357 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
Publications
  • Kleck, Gary. Point Blank: Guns and Violence in America. New York: Aldine de Gruyter. 1991.
  • Wright, James D., Rossi, Peter H.. Armed and Considered Dangerous: A Survey of Felons and Their Firearms. New York: Aldine de Gruyter. 1986.
  • Wright, J.D., Rossi, P.H.. The Armed Criminal in America: A Survey of Incarcerated Felons. NCJ 97099, Washington, DC: United States Department of Justice, National Institute of Justice. 1985.
  • Wright, James D., Rossi, Peter H.. Armed Robbery in America: A Survey of Incarcerated Felons. NCJ 97099, Washington, DC: United States Department of Justice, National Institute of Justice. 1985.
  • Wright, J.D., Rossi, P.H.. The Armed Criminal in America, Final Report. Amherst, MA: University of Massachusetts, Social and Demographic Research Institute. 1984.

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

Wright, James; Rossi, Peter (1985): Armed Criminals in America: A Survey of Incarcerated Felons, 1983. Version 1. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08357.v1