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Recidivism Among Released Prisoners, 1983: [United States]

Resource Type
Dataset : survey data, and event/transaction data
  • United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Statistics
Other Title
  • Archival Version (Subtitle)
Publication Date
Funding Reference
  • United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Statistics
Free Keywords
criminal histories; ex-offenders; offenders; postrelease programs; recidivism
  • Abstract

    This data collection provides comprehensive criminal history data on prisoners released from custody in 1983. Precise estimates are supplied on recidivism among prisoners of all ages with all types of postrelease supervision. Data cover recidivism both within and outside the states in which the prisoners were released. Variables include sociodemographic indices, type of sentence, length of sentence, offense, court action, and date of court action.
  • 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: Created variable labels and/or value labels..
  • Table of Contents


    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 1983
  • 1986-06 / 1988-04
    Collection date: 1986-06--1988-04
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
Prisoners released from prisons in California, Florida, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, and Texas in 1983.
Systematic stratified sample.
Collection Mode
  • This dataset has five groups of data at two levels. The first level (group 1, with 16,355 records and 71 variables) is an Identification and Corrections record, containing information about the individual offender. The second level (groups 2 through 5) consists of combinations of records that contain information about the offender based on one or more "cycles" or "events." Cycles consist of information on arrest (group 2, with 126,620 records and 59 variables), judicial (group 3, with 84,741 records and 123 variables), and custody or other post-sentencing information (group 4, with 35,337 records and 149 variables), and may not have all three segments, depending on the completeness of the information available from individual states. Events (group 5, with 36,844 records and 144 variables) represent unique transactions and consist of arrest, entry to jail or prison, military, or other non-criminal information. Cycles and events may be logically related, and they are ordered chronologically, from earliest arrest to the most recent.

2011-03-08 All parts are being moved to restricted access and will be available only using the restricted access procedures.2004-09-14 The SPSS data definition statements were added. Funding insitution(s): United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Statistics.
One or more files in this study are not available for download due to special restrictions; consult the study documentation to learn more on how to obtain the data.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 8875 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR08875.v1
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Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 10 | Registration Date: 2015-06-15

United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Statistics (1989): Recidivism Among Released Prisoners, 1983: [United States]. Archival Version. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.