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Individual Responses to Affirmative Action Issues in Criminal Justice Agencies, 1981: [United States]

Version
v1
Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
Creator
  • Feyerherm, William H. (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee)
Other Title
  • Version 1 (Subtitle)
Publication Date
1990-05-01
Funding Reference
  • United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. National Institute of Justice
Language
English
Free Keywords
Affirmative Action; attitudes; criminal justice system; law enforcement agencies; workers
Description
  • Abstract

    These data, which are part of a larger study undertaken by the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, evaluate the responses of criminal justice employees to affirmative action within criminal justice agencies. Information is provided on employees' (1) general mood, (2) attitudes across various attributes, such as race, sex, rank, education and length of service, and (3) demographic characteristics including age, sex, race, educational level, parents' occupations, and living arrangements. The use of criminal justice employees as the units of analysis provides attitudinal and perceptual data in assessing affirmative action programs within each agency. Variables include reasons for becoming a criminal justice employee, attitudes toward affirmative action status in general, and attitudes about affirmative action in criminal justice settings.
  • Table of Contents

    Datasets:

    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 1981
  • Collection date: 1981
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
Employees of criminal justice agencies in the United States.
Sampling
A sample of 19 agencies was taken from over 200 criminal justice organizations nationwide. Employees within those 19 agencies were then randomly sampled.
Collection Mode
  • Two versions of the questionnaire were used, one for employees who worked for correctional agencies, another slightly different version for employees of law enforcement agencies. The substantive content of the questions was not altered. Also, there are undocumented zeros in the data file. An undefined value of "-0.0002289" has been found in variables 4 to 11, 13 to 15 and 17 to 29 in the data file. Unconfirmed by the original investigator, this value may represent missing data for these variables.

Note
Funding insitution(s): United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. National Institute of Justice (81-IJ-CX-K003).
Availability
Download
This study is freely available to the general public via web download.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 9311 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
Publications
  • Feyerherm, William H.. Analysis of Individual Responses to Affirmative Action Issues. NCJ 98266, Washington, DC: United States Department of Justice, National Institute of Justice. 1984.
    • ID: https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/Digitization/98266NCJRS.pdf (URL)
  • Feyerherm, William H.. Assessment of Affirmative Action in Criminal Justice Agencies, Executive Summary. Washington, DC: United States Department of Justice, National Institute of Justice. 1984.

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

Feyerherm, William H. (1990): Individual Responses to Affirmative Action Issues in Criminal Justice Agencies, 1981: [United States]. Version 1. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09311.v1