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Police Response to Street Gang Violence in California: Improving the Investigative Process, 1985

Version
v0
Resource Type
Dataset : event/transaction data
Creator
  • Klein, Malcolm W.
  • Maxson, Cheryl L.
  • Gordon, Margaret A.
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
crime; criminal justice system; death; demographic characteristics; gangs; murder; violence
Description
  • Abstract

    This data collection examines gang and non-gang homicides as well as other types of offenses in small California jurisdictions. Data are provided on violent gang offenses and offenders as well as on a companion sample of non-gang offenses and offenders. Two separate data files are supplied, one for participants and one for incidents. The participant data include age, gender, race, and role of participants. The incident data include information from the "violent incident data collection form" (setting, auto involvement, and amount of property loss), and the "group indicators coding form" (argot, tattoos, clothing, and slang terminology).
  • 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: Incidents
    • DS2: Participants
    • DS4: SAS Data Definition Statements for Incidents Data
    • DS5: SAS Data Definition Statements for Participants Data
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 1985
  • Collection date: 1985
Geographic Coverage
  • California
  • United States
Sampled Universe
Homicides and violent crimes in five small California jurisdictions.
Sampling
Separate gang-designated and non-gang-designated samples were selected from cases that included at least one named or described suspect between the ages of 10 and 30.
Note
2006-01-12 All files were removed from dataset 6 and flagged as study-level files, so that they will accompany all downloads.2006-01-12 All files were removed from dataset 3 and flagged as study-level files, so that they will accompany all downloads.2006-01-12 All files were removed from dataset 6 and flagged as study-level files, so that they will accompany all downloads.2006-01-12 All files were removed from dataset 3 and flagged as study-level files, so that they will accompany all downloads.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 (84-IJ-CX-0052).
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
  • 8934 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
Relations
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR08934.v1
Publications
  • Howell, James C.. Recent gang research: Program and policy implications. Crime and Delinquency.40, (4), 495-515.1994.
    • ID: 10.1177/0011128794040004002 (DOI)
  • Klein, Malcolm W., Maxson, Cheryl L.. Street gang violence. Violent Crime, Violent Criminals.Beverly Hills: Sage. 1989.
  • Klein, M.W., Gordon, M.A., Maxson, C.L.. Police Response to Street Gang Violence: Improving the Investigative Process, Final Report. Center for Research on Crime and Social Control, Social Science Research Institute, University of Southern California. 1987.
  • Klein, Malcolm W., Maxson, Cheryl L., Gordon, Margaret A.. Police Response to Street Gang Violence: Improving the Investigative Process, Executive Summary. NCJ 107463, Washington, DC: United States Department of Justice, National Institute of Justice. 1987.
    • ID: https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/Digitization/107463NCJRS.pdf (URL)
  • Klein, Malcolm W., Gordon, Margaret A., Maxson, Cheryl L.. The Impact of Police Investigations on Police-Reported Rates of Gang and Nongang Homicides. Criminology.24, (3), 489-512.1986.
    • ID: 10.1111/j.1745-9125.1986.tb00387.x (DOI)
  • Klein, Malcolm W., Gordon, Margaret A., Maxson, Cheryl L.. Differences Between Gang and Nongang Homicides. Criminology.23, (2), 209-222.1985.
  • Klein, Malcolm W., Maxson, Cheryl L., Gordon, Margaret A.. Evaluation of an Imported Gang Violence Deterrence Program, Final Report. Los Angeles: Social Science Research Institute, University of Southern California. 1984.

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

Klein, Malcolm W.; Maxson, Cheryl L.; Gordon, Margaret A. (1988): Police Response to Street Gang Violence in California: Improving the Investigative Process, 1985. Archival Version. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08934