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Relationships Between Employment and Crime: A Survey of Brooklyn Residents, 1979-1980

Version
v2
Resource Type
Dataset : event/transaction data, survey data
Creator
  • Thompson, James W.
Other Title
  • Version 2 (Subtitle)
Publication Date
1987-02-26
Funding Reference
  • United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. National Institute of Justice
Language
English
Free Keywords
arrests; crime; criminal justice system; demographic characteristics; employment; job history; labor markets; neighborhood characteristics; occupations
Description
  • Abstract

    The study was designed to explore the relationship between employment and involvement with the criminal justice system. Males arrested primarily for felony offenses were interviewed at the central booking agency in Brooklyn, New York, at the time of their arrests in 1979. A subsample of 152 arrestees was reinterviewed in 1980. The data include information on labor market participation, arrests, periods of incarceration, and the respondents' demographic characteristics. The labor market information spans a two-year period prior to those arrests. Arrest history and other criminal justice data cover the two years prior to arrest and one year following the arrest. Additional variables supply information on employment and occupation, social and neighborhood characteristics, and perceptions of the risk of committing selected crimes.
  • 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:

    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • 1979 / 1980
    Time period: 1979--1980
Geographic Coverage
  • New York City
  • United States
Sampled Universe
Males arrested predominantly for felony offenses and residing in Brooklyn during July and August 1979.
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.1998-05-20 The data have been reformatted and are now distributed in logical record length format only. SAS and SPSS data definition statements have been prepared, and the codebook is available as a Portable Document Format file. Funding insitution(s): United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. National Institute of Justice (81-IJ-CX-0024).
Availability
Download
This study is freely available to the general public via web download.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 8649 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
Relations
  • Is new version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR08649.v1
Publications
  • Votey, Harold L., Jr.. Employment, age, race and crime: A labor theoretic investigation. Journal of Quantitative Criminology.7, (2), 123-153.1991.
    • ID: 10.1007/BF01268627 (DOI)
  • Votey, H.. The Relationship between Employment and Crime: A Re-Examination. Meeting of the American Society of Criminology.Montreal, Canada. 1987.
  • Cataldo, James M.. Employment and Crime: A Lifecycle Approach. Dissertation, Columbia University. 1985.
  • Sviridoff, Michele, McElroy, Jerome E.. Employment and Crime, Summary Report. Executive Summary.NCJ 102498, Washington, DC: United States Department of Justice, National Institute of Justice. 1985.
    • ID: https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/Digitization/102498NCJRS.pdf (URL)
  • Thompson, James W., Cataldo, James M., Lowenstein, George F.. Employment and Crime: A Survey of Brooklyn Arrested Persons. NCJ 102179, Washington, DC: United States Department of Justice, National Institute of Justice. 1985.
    • ID: https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/Digitization/102179NCJRS.pdf (URL)
  • Sullivan, Mercer L.. Youth Crime and Employment Patterns in Three Brooklyn Neighborhoods. NCJ 102153, Washington, DC: United States Department of Justice, National Institute of Justice. 1984.
    • ID: https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/Digitization/102153NCJRS.pdf (URL)
  • McGahey, Richard Michael. Labor Market Segmentation, Human Capital, and the Economics of Crime. Dissertation, New School for Social Research. 1982.

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

Thompson, James W. (1987): Relationships Between Employment and Crime: A Survey of Brooklyn Residents, 1979-1980. Version 2. Version: v2. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08649.v2