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Deterrent Effects of the New York Juvenile Offender Law, 1974-1984

Version
v0
Resource Type
Dataset : aggregate data
Creator
  • Singer, Simon I.
Other Title
  • Archival Version (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
arson; assault; crime rates; deterrence; homicide; intervention; juvenile crime; juvenile offenders; rape; robbery; violent crime
Description
  • Abstract

    This data collection was designed to assess the effects of the New York Juvenile Offender Law on the rate of violent crime committed by juveniles. The data were collected to estimate the deterrent effects of the law and to permit the use of an interrupted time-series model to gauge the effects of intervention. The deterrent effects of the law are assessed on five types of violent offenses over a post-intervention period of 75 months using two comparison time series to control for temporal and geographical characteristics. One time series pertains to the monthly juvenile arrests of 16- to 19-year-olds in New York City, and the other covers monthly arrests of juveniles aged 13 to 15 years in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the control jurisdiction. Included in the collection are variables concerning the monthly rates of violent juvenile arrests for homicide, rape, assault, arson, and robbery for the two juvenile cohorts. These time series data were compiled from records of individual police jurisdictions that reported monthly arrests to the Uniform Crime Reporting Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
  • 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: Data File
    • DS2: SAS Data Definition Statements
Temporal Coverage
  • 1974 / 1984
    Time period: 1974--1984
  • Collection date: 1986
Geographic Coverage
  • Philadelphia
  • Pennsylvania
  • New York City
  • New York (state)
  • United States
Sampled Universe
Juveniles arrested by police between January 1974 and December 1984 in the state of New York and in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Sampling
Juvenile arrests reported by police between January 1974 and December 1984 in New York City, upstate New York, and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The monthly data for Philadelphia were collected to serve as a control series for comparison with the New York series.
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. Funding insitution(s): United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. National Institute of Justice (85-IJ-CX-0026).
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
  • 9324 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
Relations
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR09324.v1
Publications
  • Singer, Simon I., Ewing, Charles P.. Juvenile justice reform in New York State: The Juvenile Offender Law. Law and Policy.8, (4), 463-477.1996.
    • ID: 10.1111/j.1467-9930.1986.tb00391.x (DOI)
  • Singer, Simon I., McDowall, David. Criminalizing delinquency: The deterrent effects of the New York Juvenile Offender Law. Law and Society Review.22, (3), 521-536.1988.
    • ID: http://www.jstor.org/stable/3053628 (URL)
  • Singer, Simon I., McDowall, David. Criminalizing Delinquency: The Deterrent Effects of the New York Juvenile Offender Law. Buffalo, NY: State University of New York at Buffalo. 1987.

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

Singer, Simon I. (1990): Deterrent Effects of the New York Juvenile Offender Law, 1974-1984. Archival Version. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09324