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Survey of Victimization and Attitudes Towards Crime and Law Enforcement in Boston and Chicago, 1966

Version
v0
Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
Creator
  • Reiss, Albert J. Jr.
Other Title
  • Archival Version (Subtitle)
Publication Date
1989-05-04
Funding Reference
  • President's Commission on Law Enforcement and the Administration of Justice
Language
English
Free Keywords
citizen attitudes; crime reporting; demographic characteristics; fear of crime; neighborhoods; perception of crime; police citizen interactions; police effectiveness; police response; public interest; public opinion; victimization; victims
Description
  • Abstract

    This data collection was designed to explore attitudes toward crime and the police and to examine factors related to criminal victimization and the reporting of crime incidents to the police. It combines a victimization survey with data on citizens' attitudes toward crime and the police, and information on behavior in response to crime or the threat of crime. Variables provide information about respondents' neighborhood characteristics, individual demographic attributes (e.g., age, race, gender, education, income, religion, marital status), perceptions of crime, social environment, respondents' views of the criminal justice system, experiences with the police, criminal victimization experiences, protective measures taken, victim-offender relationship, characteristics of the crime incident, police response to crime reports, and victim perceptions of and satisfaction with police response.
  • Table of Contents

    Datasets:

    • DS0: Study-Level Files
    • DS1: Contact Data
    • DS2: Resident Data
Temporal Coverage
  • 1965-07-01 / 1966-06-30
    Time period: 1965-07-01--1966-06-30
  • 1966-07 / 1966-09
    Collection date: 1966-07--1966-09
Geographic Coverage
  • Boston
  • Chicago
  • Illinois
  • Massachusetts
  • United States
Sampled Universe
The adult population (any household member 18 years or older) in major metropolitan areas of the United States.
Sampling
Precincts were selected to represent high- and low-income populations living in high crime areas. Within areas, probability samples were drawn. The sites selected were Boston, MA (Dorchester and Roxbury precincts), and Chicago, IL (Fillmore and Town Hall precincts).
Collection Mode
  • Only Part 1, Contact Data, is documented by a codebook. Part 2, the Resident Data, is documented by SAS and SPSS data definition statements. There is, however, considerable overlap between the two data files, and the Contact Data codebook can also be used for Resident data.

    These data are part of a larger study entitled "Field Surveys III: Studies in Crime and Law Enforcement in Major Metropolitan Areas." ICPSR distributes two related data collections: PATTERNS OF BEHAVIOR IN POLICE AND CITIZEN TRANSACTIONS: BOSTON, CHICAGO, AND WASHINGTON, DC, 1966 (ICPSR 9086), and ATTITUDES AND PERCEPTIONS OF POLICE OFFICERS IN BOSTON, CHICAGO, AND WASHINGTON, DC, 1966 (ICPSR 9087).

Note
2006-03-30 File CB9085.ALL.PDF was removed from any previous datasets and flagged as a study-level file, so that it 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.1999-08-18 SAS and SPSS data definition statements and a PDF version of the codebook have been added to this collection. Funding insitution(s): President's Commission on Law Enforcement and the Administration of Justice (OLEA-006).
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
  • 9085 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
Relations
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR09085.v1
Publications
  • Fairchild, Erika S.. Uses of research: Politics, academics and the police in the United States of America and the Federal Republic of Germany. Criminal Justice Review.15, 5-21.1990.
    • ID: 10.1177/073401689001500103 (DOI)
  • Reiss, Albert J., Jr.. An Overview of Problems and Suggestions for Research on Crime and Law Enforcement in Metropolitan Areas. Final Report.NCJ 122, Washington, DC: United States Department of Justice, Law Enforcement Assistance Administration. 1967.
    • ID: https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/Digitization/122NCJRS.pdf (URL)
  • Reiss, Albert J., Jr.. Studies in Crime and Law Enforcement in Major Metropolitan Areas. U.S. President's Commission on Law Enforcement and the Administration of Justice Field Survey III.Washington, DC: United States Government Printing Office. 1967.
    • ID: https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/Digitization/1524NCJRS.pdf (URL)

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

Reiss, Albert J. Jr. (1989): Survey of Victimization and Attitudes Towards Crime and Law Enforcement in Boston and Chicago, 1966. Archival Version. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09085