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State Court Statistics, 1985-2001: [United States]

Version
v1
Resource Type
Dataset : aggregate data
Creator
  • National Center for State Courts
Other Title
  • Version 1 (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • State Court Statistics Series
Publication Date
1990-03-02
Funding Reference
  • State Justice Institute
  • United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Statistics
Language
English
Free Keywords
appellate courts; case processing; caseloads; court cases; disposition (legal); legal appeals; state courts; statistical data; trial courts
Description
  • Abstract

    This data collection provides comparable measures of state appellate and trial court caseloads by type of case for the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. Court caseloads are tabulated according to generic reporting categories developed by the Court Statistics Project Committee of the Conference of State Court Administrators. These categories describe differences in the unit of count and the point of count when compiling each court's caseload. Major areas of investigation include (1) case filings in state appellate and trial courts, (2) case processing and dispositions in state appellate and trial courts, and (3) appellate opinions. Within each of these areas of state government investigation, cases are separated by main case type, including civil cases, capital punishment cases, other criminal cases, juvenile cases, and administrative agency appeals.
  • 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: Performed consistency checks.; Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes..
  • Table of Contents

    Datasets:

    • DS0: Study-Level Files
    • DS1: Appellate Court Data, 1987
    • DS2: Trial Court Data, 1987
    • DS3: Appellate Court Data, 1988
    • DS4: Trial Court Data, 1988
    • DS5: Appellate Court Data, 1989
    • DS6: Trial Court Data, 1989
    • DS7: Appellate Court Data, 1990
    • DS8: Trial Court Data, 1990
    • DS9: Appellate Court Data, 1991
    • DS10: Trial Court Data, 1991
    • DS11: Appellate Court Data, 1992
    • DS12: Trial Court Data, 1992
    • DS13: SAS Data Definition Statements for Appellate Court Data, 1988
    • DS14: SAS Data Definition Statements for Appellate Court Data, 1989
    • DS15: SAS Data Definition Statements for Appellate Court Data, 1990
    • DS16: SAS Data Definition Statements for Appellate Court Data, 1991
    • DS17: SAS Data Definition Statements for Appellate Court Data, 1992
    • DS18: SAS Data Definition Statements for Trial Court Data, 1988
    • DS19: SAS Data Definition Statements for Trial Court Data, 1989
    • DS20: SAS Data Definition Statements for Trial Court Data, 1990
    • DS21: SAS Data Definition Statements for Trial Court Data, 1991
    • DS22: SAS Data Definition Statements for Trial Court Data, 1992
    • DS23: Codebook for Appellate Court Data, 1988-1992
    • DS24: Codebook for Trial Court Data, 1988-1992
    • DS25: Appellate Court Data, 1985
    • DS26: Trial Court Data, 1985
    • DS27: Appellate Court Data, 1986
    • DS28: Trial Court Data, 1986
    • DS29: Appellate Court Data, 1993
    • DS30: Trial Court Data, 1993
    • DS31: Appellate Court Data, 1994
    • DS32: Trial Court Data, 1994
    • DS33: Appellate Court Data, 1995
    • DS34: Trial Court Data, 1995
    • DS35: Appellate Court Data, 1996
    • DS36: Trial Court Data, 1996
    • DS37: Appellate Court Data, 1997
    • DS38: Trial Court Data, 1997
    • DS39: Appellate Court Data, 1998
    • DS40: Trial Court Data, 1998
    • DS41: Appellate Court Data, 1999
    • DS42: Trial Court Data, 1999
    • DS43: Appellate Court Data, 2000
    • DS44: Trial Court Data, 2000
    • DS45: Appellate Court Data, 2001
    • DS46: Trial Court Data, 2001
Temporal Coverage
  • 1985 / 2001
    Time period: 1985--2001
  • 1985 / 2001
    Collection date: 1985--2001
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
State appellate and trial court cases in the United States.
Collection Mode
  • The Court Statistics Project Web page is: http://www.ncsconline.org/D_Research/csp/CSP_Main_Page.html.

    A user guide containing court codes and variable descriptions for the 1987 data and the codebooks for the 1995-2001 data are provided as Portable Document Format (PDF) files, and the codebooks for the 1988-1992 data are available in both ASCII text and PDF versions.

Note
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.2003-08-27 Part 45, Appellate Court Data, 2001, and Part 46, Trial Court Data, 2001, have been added to the data collection, along with corresponding SAS and SPSS data definition statements and PDF codebooks.2002-08-13 Part 43, Appellate Court Data, 2000, and Part 44, Trial Court Data, 2000, have been added to the data collection, along with corresponding SAS and SPSS data definition statements and PDF codebooks.2001-10-31 Part 41, Appellate Court Data, 1999, and Part 42, Trial Court Data, 1999, have been added to the data collection, along with corresponding SAS and SPSS data definition statements and PDF codebooks.2000-03-23 Part 39, Appellate Court Data, 1998, and Part 40, Trial Court Data, 1998, have been added to the data collection, along with corresponding SAS and SPSS data definition statements and PDF codebooks.1999-07-16 Part 37, Appellate Court Data, 1997, and Part 38, Trial Court Data, 1997, have been added to the data collection, along with corresponding SAS and SPSS data definition statements and PDF codebooks. Funding insitution(s): State Justice Institute (SJI-91-N-007-001-1). United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Statistics.
Availability
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This study is freely available to the general public via web download.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 9266 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
Publications
  • DeVito, Scott, Jurs, Andrew W.. 'Doubling-down' for defendants: The pernicious effects of tort reform. Penn State Law Review.118, (3), 543-600.2014.
  • Jurs, Andrew W., DeVito, Scott. Et tu, plaintiffs? An empirical analysis of Daubert's effect on plaintiffs, and why gatekeeping standards matter (a lot). Arkansas Law Review.66, 975-1145.2013.
  • Jurs, Andrew, De Vito, Scott. The stricter standard: An empirical assessment of Daubert's effect on civil defendants. Catholic University Law Review.62, (675), 2013.
  • Cohen, Moshe. Corporate Governance Law: Firm Heterogeneity and the Market for Corporate Domicile. . 2012.
  • Grosjean, Pauline. A History of Violence: The Culture of Honor as a Determinant of Homicide in the US South. Australian School of Business Working Paper.. 2011.
    • ID: http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1917113 (URL)
  • Pfaff, John F.. The Causes of Growth in Prison Admissions and Populations. . 2011.
    • ID: 10.2139/ssrn.1884674 (DOI)
  • Franklin, Travis W.. The intersection of defendants' race, gender and age in prosecutorial decision making. Journal of Criminal Justice.38, (2), 185-192.2010.
    • ID: 10.1016/j.jcrimjus.2009.12.001 (DOI)
  • Wang, Xia, Mears, Daniel P.. Examining the direct and interactive effects of changes and ethnic threat on sentencing decisions. Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency.47, (4), 522-557.2010.
    • ID: 10.1177/0022427810375576 (DOI)
  • Bushway, Shawn D., Piehl, Anne Morrison. Social science research and the legal threat to presumptive sentencing guidelines. Criminology and Public Policy.6, (3), 461-482.2007.
  • Langton, Lyn, Cohen, Thomas H.. State Court Organization, 1987-2004. Bureau of Justice Statistics Special Report.NCJ 217996, Washington, DC: United States Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics. 2007.
    • ID: http://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/sco8704.pdf (URL)
  • Lichtenberg, Illya. Contacts between the police and the public: Three tests of convergent validity. Police Practice and Research.8, (1), 47-62.2007.
    • ID: 10.1080/15614260701218006 (DOI)
  • Schlanger, Margo. What we know and what we should know about American trial trends. Journal of Dispute Resolution.352006.
  • Cheng, Edward K., Yoon, Albert H.. Does Frye or Daubert matter? A study of scientific admissibility standards. Virginia Law Review.91, (2), 471-513.2005.
  • Helland, Eric, Klick, Jonathan, Tabarrok, Alexander. Data watch: Tort-uring the data. Journal of Economic Perspectives.19, (2), 207-220.2005.
  • Jacobi, Tonja. Explaining American Litigiousness: A Product of Politics, Not Just Law. American Political Science Association.Washington, DC. 2005.
  • Ostrom, Brian J., Strickland, Shauna M., Hannaford-Agor, Paula L.. Examining trial trends in state courts: 1976-2002. Journal of Empirical Legal Studies.11, (3), 755-782.2004.
    • ID: http://ncsconline.org/D_Research/Documents/ExaminingTrialTrendsinStateCourts.pdf (URL)
  • Ostrom, Brian J., Kauder, Neal B., LaFountain, Robert C.. Examining the Work of State Courts, 2002. A National Perspective from the Court Statistics Project.Williamsburg, VA: National Center for State Courts. 2003.
    • ID: http://contentdm.ncsconline.org/cgi-bin/showfile.exe?CISOROOT=/ctadmin&CISOPTR=411 (URL)
  • (author unknown). State Court Caseload Statistics, 1999-2000. Williamsburg, VA: Naitonal Center for State Courts. 2001.
  • Ostrom, Brian J., Kauder, Neal B., LaFountain, Robert C.. Examining the Work of State Courts, 2001. A National Perspective from the Court Statistics Project.Williamsburg, VA: National Center for State Courts. 2001.
    • ID: http://contentdm.ncsconline.org/cgi-bin/showfile.exe?CISOROOT=/ctadmin&CISOPTR=410 (URL)
  • Ostrum, Brian J., Kauder, Neal B., LaFountain, Robert C.. Examining the Work of State Courts, 1999-2000: A National Perspective from the Court Statistics Project. Williamsburg, VA: National Center for State Courts. 2001.
  • Hanson, Roger A., Rottman, David B.. United States: So many states, so many reforms. Justice System Journal.20, (2), 121-130.1999.
  • Ostrom, Brian J., Kauder, Neal B.. Examining the Work of State Courts, 1998: A National Perspective from the Court Statistics Project. Williamsburg, VA: National Center for State Courts. 1999.
  • Snyder, Howard N., Sickmund, Melissa. Juvenile Offenders and Victims. 1999 National Report.NCJ 178257, Washington, DC: United States Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. 1999.
  • (author unknown). State Court Caseload Statistics, 1998. Williamsburg, VA: National Center for State Courts. 1998.
  • Flango, Carol R., Fonner, Margaret J., Way, Karen Gillions. State Court Caseload Statistics, 1997: Supplement to Examining the Work of State Courts, 1997. Williamsburg, VA: National Center for State Courts. 1998.
  • Ostrom, Brian J., Kauder, Neal B.. Examining the Work of State Courts, 1997: A National Perspective from the Court Statistics Project. Williamsburg, VA: National Center for State Courts. 1998.
  • Flango, Carol R., Fonner, Margaret J., Way, Karen Gillions. State Court Caseload Statistics, 1996: Supplement to Examining the Work of State Courts, 1996. Williamsburg, VA: National Center for State Courts. 1997.
  • Greenfeld, Lawrence A.. Sex Offenses and Offenders: Analysis of Data on Rape and Sexual Assault. NCJ 163392, United States Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics. 1997.
    • ID: http://bjs.ojp.usdoj.gov/content/pub/pdf/SOO.PDF (URL)
  • Ostrom, Brian J., Kauder, Neal B.. Examining the Work of State Courts, 1996: A National Perspective from the Court Statistics Project. Williamsburg, VA: National Center for State Courts. 1997.
  • Ostrom, Brian J.. State Court Caseload Statistics, 1995: Supplement to Examining the Work of State Courts, 1995. Williamsburg, VA: National Center for State Courts. 1996.
  • Ostrom, Brian J., Kauder, Neal B.. Examining the Work of State Courts, 1995: A National Perspective from the Court Statistics Project. Williamsburg, VA: National Center for State Courts. 1996.
  • Ostrom, Brian J., Rottman, David B., Goerdt, John A.. A step above anecdote: A profile of the civil jury in the 1990s. Judicature.79, (5), 233-241.1996.
  • Hanson, Roger A., Daley, Henry W.K.. Federal Habeas Corpus Review: Challenging State Court Criminal Convictions. Discussion Paper.NCJ 155504, United States Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics. 1995.
    • ID: http://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/fhcrcscc.pdf (URL)
  • Ostrom, Brian J.. State Court Caseload Statistics, 1993. Williamsburg, VA: National Center for State Courts, State Justice Institute. 1995.
  • Ostrom, Brian J.. State Court Caseload Statistics, 1994. Williamsburg, VA: National Center for State Courts. 1995.
  • Ostrom, Brian J., Kauder, Neal B.. Examining the Work of State Courts, 1993: A National Perspective from the Court Statistics Project. Williamsburg, VA: National Center for State Courts. 1995.
  • Ostrom, Brian J., Kauder, Neal B.. Examining the Work of State Courts, 1994: A National Perspective from the Court Statistics Project. Williamsburg, VA: National Center for State Courts. 1995.
  • Lee, Han-Duck, Browne, Mark J., Schmit, Joan T.. How does joint and several tort reform affect the rate of tort filings? Evidence from the State Courts. American Risk and Insurance Association.61, (2), 295-316.1994.
  • Ostrom, Brian J., Flango, Carol R., Hairston, Steven E., Way, Karen Gillions. State Court Caseload Statistics: Annual Report, 1992. Williamsburg, VA: National Center for State Courts. 1994.
    • ID: http://contentdm.ncsconline.org/cgi-bin/showfile.exe?CISOROOT=/ctadmin&CISOPTR=617 (URL)
  • Court Statistics Project. The Pulse of Justice: The Business of State Trial and Appellate Courts. Williamsburg, VA: National Center of State Courts. 1993.
    • ID: http://cdm16501.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ref/collection/ctadmin/id/42 (URL)
  • Ostrom, Brian J., Flango, Carol R., Hairston, Steven E., Way, Karen Gillions. State Court Caseload Statistics: Annual Report, 1991. Williamsburg, VA: National Center for State Courts. 1993.
    • ID: http://contentdm.ncsconline.org/cgi-bin/showfile.exe?CISOROOT=/ctadmin&CISOPTR=616.pdf (URL)
  • Court Statistics Project. State Court Caseload Statistics: Annual Report, 1990. Williamsburg, VA: National Center for State Courts in cooperation with the Conference of State Court Administrators. 1992.
    • ID: http://contentdm.ncsconline.org/cgi-bin/showfile.exe?CISOROOT=/ctadmin&CISOPTR=615 (URL)
  • Ostrom, Brian, Rottman, David, Hanson, Roger. What are tort awards really like? The untold story from the State Courts. Law and Policy.14, (1), 77-106.1992.
  • Court Statistics Project. State Court Caseload Statistics: Annual Report 1989. Williamsburg, VA: National Center for State Courts in cooperation with the Conference of State Court Administrators. 1991.
    • ID: http://contentdm.ncsconline.org/cgi-bin/showfile.exe?CISOROOT=/ctadmin&CISOPTR=614 (URL)
  • Court Statistics Project. State Court Caseload Statistics: Annual Report, 1988. Williamsburg, VA: National Center for State Courts. 1990.
    • ID: http://contentdm.ncsconline.org/cgi-bin/showfile.exe?CISOROOT=/ctadmin&CISOPTR=613 (URL)
  • Court Statistics Project. State Court Caseload Statistics: Annual Report, 1987. Williamsburg, VA: National Center for State Courts. 1989.
    • ID: http://contentdm.ncsconline.org/cgi-bin/showfile.exe?CISOROOT=/ctadmin&CISOPTR=612 (URL)
  • Court Statistics Project. State Court Caseload Statistics: Annual Report, 1986. Williamsburg, VA: National Center for State Courts. 1988.
    • ID: http://contentdm.ncsconline.org/cgi-bin/showfile.exe?CISOROOT=/ctadmin&CISOPTR=611 (URL)
  • Court Statistics Program. State Court Caseload Statistics: Annual Report, 1985. Williamsburg, VA: National Center for State Courts. 1987.
    • ID: http://contentdm.ncsconline.org/cgi-bin/showfile.exe?CISOROOT=/ctadmin&CISOPTR=610 (URL)

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

National Center for State Courts (1990): State Court Statistics, 1985-2001: [United States]. Version 1. State Court Statistics Series. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09266.v1