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Predicting Recidivism in North Carolina, 1978 and 1980

Version
v0
Resource Type
Dataset : event/transaction
Creator
  • Schmidt, Peter
  • Witte, Ann D.
Other Title
  • Archival Version (Subtitle)
Publication Date
1989-01-10
Funding Reference
  • United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. National Institute of Justice
Language
English
Free Keywords
crime prediction; criminal histories; imprisonment; offenders; prison inmates; recidivism
Description
  • Abstract

    This data collection examines the relationship between individual characteristics and recidivism for two cohorts of inmates released from North Carolina prisons in 1978 and 1980. The survey contains questions on the background of the offenders, including their involvement in drugs or alcohol, level of schooling, nature of the crime resulting in the sample conviction, number of prior incarcerations and recidivism following release from the sample incarceration. The data collection also contains information on the length of time until recidivism occurs.
  • Table of Contents

    Datasets:

    • DS0: Study-Level Files
    • DS1: 1978 Data
    • DS2: 1980 Data
Temporal Coverage
  • Collection date: 1984-04
Geographic Coverage
  • North Carolina
  • United States
Sampled Universe
All individuals released from North Carolina prisons during the periods of July 1, 1977, through June 30, 1978, and July 1, 1979, through June 30, 1980.
Collection Mode
  • For 1978 data, 4,709 individual records were missing one or more variables and placed in a missing data file. The other 4,618 observations, which contained complete information, were randomly split into an estimation sample of 1,540 observations and a validation sample of 3,078. For 1980 data, 3,810 individual records were missing information on one or more variables and were placed in a missing data file. The other 5,739 observations, which contained complete information, were randomly split into an estimation sample of 1,435 observations and a validation sample of 4,304 observations.

Note
2006-01-18 File CB8987.ALL.PDF was removed from any previous datasets and flagged as a study-level file, so that it 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 3 and flagged as study-level files, so that they will accompany all downloads. Funding insitution(s): United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. National Institute of Justice (NIJ 84-IJ-CX-0021).
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
  • 8987 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
Relations
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR08987.v1
Publications
  • Palocsay, Susan W., Wang, Ping, Brookshire, Robert G.. Predicting criminal recidivism using neural networks. Socio-Economic Planning Sciences.34, (4), 271-284.2000.
    • ID: 10.1016/S0038-0121(00)00003-3 (DOI)
  • Chung, Ching-Fan, Schmidt, Peter, Witte, Ann D.. Survival analysis: A survey. Journal of Quantitative Criminology.7, (1), 59-98.1991.
    • ID: 10.1007/BF01083132 (DOI)
  • Chung, C., Schmidt, P., Witte, A.. Improving Predictions of Offender Recidivism and Patterns of Offender Crime: Final Report. Rockville, MD: National Institute of Justice. 1989.
  • Schmidt, P., Witte, A.D.. Predicting Recidivism Using Survival Models. New York: Springer-Verlag. 1988.

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

Schmidt, Peter; Witte, Ann D. (1989): Predicting Recidivism in North Carolina, 1978 and 1980. Archival Version. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08987