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Census of State Felony Courts, 1985: [United States]

Version
v2
Resource Type
Dataset : aggregate data
Creator
  • United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Statistics
Other Title
  • Version 2 (Subtitle)
Publication Date
1988-06-01
Funding Reference
  • United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Statistics
Language
English
Free Keywords
convictions (law); court cases; court system; criminal justice system; juvenile delinquency; states (USA)
Description
  • Abstract

    The purpose of this study was to provide a current listing of all felony courts in this country and to provide a universe from which a sample of courts could be selected based on felony caseload. The study includes information on all state felony courts in the United States, including the number of cases filed and disposed by conviction, acquittal, dismissal, or other means. Court administrators were asked to indicate the manner in which cases filed and disposed were counted, such as by defendant, charge, or indictment information. The total number of cases disposed during the period was also collected for juvenile delinquents and for traffic offenses (moving violations) where applicable. Finally, data were gathered on whether felonies reduced to misdemeanors were included in the felony count and whether lower courts in the jurisdiction accepted guilty pleas to felonies.
  • Table of Contents

    Datasets:

    • DS0: Study-Level Files
    • DS1: Dataset
    • DS2: Frequencies
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 1985
  • Collection date: 1986
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
All general jurisdiction courts in the United States.
Collection Mode
  • Conducted by the United States Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census

Availability
Download
This study is freely available to the general public via web download.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 8667 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
Relations
  • Is new version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR08667.v1
Publications
  • Schlanger, Margo. What we know and what we should know about American trial trends. Journal of Dispute Resolution.352006.
  • Levin, David J., Langan, Patrick A., Brown, Jodi M.. State Court Sentencing of Convicted Felons, 1996. NCJ 175708, United States Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics. 2000.
    • ID: http://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/scscf96.pdf (URL)
  • Brown, Jodi M., Langan, Patrick A.. State Court Sentencing of Convicted Felons, 1994. NCJ 164615, United States Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics. 1998.
    • ID: http://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/scscf94.pdf (URL)
  • Cohen, Robyn L., Langan, Patrick A.. State Court Sentencing of Convicted Felons, 1992. NCJ 152696, United States Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics. 1996.
    • ID: http://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/njrp92.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 (1988): Census of State Felony Courts, 1985: [United States]. Version 2. Version: v2. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08667.v2