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Differential Use of Jail Confinement in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Yolo Counties, 1981

Version
v0
Resource Type
Dataset : event/transaction data, and personal interviews
Creator
  • Austin, James
  • Krisberg, Barry
Other Title
  • Archival Version (Subtitle)
Publication Date
1988-10-25
Funding Reference
  • United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. National Institute of Justice
Language
English
Free Keywords
arrests; correctional facilities; criminal justice system; demographic characteristics; inmates; United States
Description
  • Abstract

    This study provides detailed information on inmate characteristics, length of time in jail, methods of release, conditions of release, disciplinary violations, and types of program participation while in jail. The file contains variables for each inmate, including information about inmates' demographic characteristics, current offenses, prior records, confinement conditions, disciplinary problems, and nature and time of disposition.
  • Table of Contents

    Datasets:

    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 1981
  • 1982 / 1983
    Collection date: 1982--1983
Sampled Universe
Sentenced and unsentenced inmates of jails in three California counties: San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Yolo, a representative county.
Sampling
Sampling procedures vary by group and location. (1) Unsentenced inmates - A systematic sample was drawn at the point of booking at jail. Sampling fractions vary by jurisdiction. (2) Unsentenced inmates held more than 72 hours - Systematic samples with sampling fractions that vary by jurisdiction were drawn at the point of booking. Those who had not been taken in the first sample and who met the 72-hour criterion were taken. (3) Sentenced sample - Inmates in the sentenced group were sampled at the time of release from jail. Sampling fractions vary by jurisdictions. A total of 700 inmates was selected at each site over a 12-month period. Each sampled group contained between 200 and 300 inmates.
Collection Mode
  • A table in the codebook provides general information for each site: population characteristics, jail characteristics, crime and arrest rates, type of residency, average daily jail population, annual jail admissions, proportion pretrial, Federal Bureau of Investigation indexed crime rates, and felony arrest rates.

Note
Funding insitution(s): United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. National Institute of Justice (81-IJ-CX-0068).
Availability
Delivery
This version of the study is no longer available on the web. If you need to acquire this version of the data, you have to contact ICPSR User Support (help@icpsr.umich.edu).
Alternative Identifiers
  • 8920 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
Relations
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR08920.v1
Publications
  • Jackson, P.G.. Competing Ideologies of Jail Confinement. American Jails: Public Policy Issues.Chicago, IL: Nelson-Hall Publishing. 1991.
  • Austin, James, Krisberg, Barry. Differential Use of Jail Confinement in California: A Study of Jail Admissions in Three Counties, Executive Summary. NCJ 97862, Washington, DC: United States Department of Justice, National Institute of Justice. 1984.
    • ID: https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/Digitization/97862NCJRS.pdf (URL)
  • Austin, James, Krisberg, Barry. Differential Use of Jail Confinement in California: A Study of Jail Admissions in Three Counties, Final Report. NCJ 97861, Washington, DC: United States Department of Justice, National Institute of Justice. 1984.
    • ID: https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/Digitization/97861NCJRS.pdf (URL)

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

Austin, James; Krisberg, Barry (1988): Differential Use of Jail Confinement in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Yolo Counties, 1981. Archival Version. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08920