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Effects of "United States vs. Leon" on Police Search Warrant Practices, 1984-1985

Version
v1
Resource Type
Dataset : event-transaction data
Creator
  • Uchida, Craig D.
  • Bynum, Timothy S.
Other Title
  • Version 1 (Subtitle)
Publication Date
1990-10-16
Funding Reference
  • United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. National Institute of Justice
Language
English
Free Keywords
criminal justice system; disposition (legal); search warrants; Supreme Court decisions; United States Supreme Court
Description
  • Abstract

    This data collection examines the impact of the Supreme Court decision in "UNITED STATES VS. LEON" on police search warrant applications in seven jurisdictions. For this collection, which is one of the few data collections currently available for the study of warrant activities, data were gathered from search warrant applications filed during a three-month period before the Leon decision and three months after it. Each warrant application can be tracked through the criminal justice system to its disposition. The file contains variables on the contents of the warrant such as rank of applicant, specific area of search, offense type, material sought, basis of evidence, status of informants, and reference to good faith. Additional variables concern the results of the warrant application and include items such as materials seized, arrest made, cases charged by prosecutor, type of attorney, whether a motion to suppress the warrant was filed, outcomes of motions, appeal status, and number of arrestees.
  • Table of Contents

    Datasets:

    • DS0: Study-Level Files
    • DS1: Jurisdiction of River
    • DS2: Jurisdiction of Mountain
    • DS3: Jurisdiction of Plains
    • DS4: Jurisdiction of Border
    • DS5: Jurisdiction of Hill
    • DS6: Jurisdiction of Forest
    • DS7: Jurisdiction of Harbor
Temporal Coverage
  • Collection date: 1985
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
All search warrants filed in the United States in 1984 and 1985.
Note
2006-01-12 All files were removed from dataset 8 and flagged as study-level files, so that they will accompany all downloads.2006-01-12 All files were removed from dataset 8 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 (85-IJ-CX-0015).
Availability
Download
This study is freely available to the general public via web download.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 9348 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
Publications
  • Uchida, Craig D., Bynum, Timothy S.. Search warrants, motions to suppress and lost cases: The effects of the exclusionary rule in seven jurisdictions. Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology.81, (4), 1034-1066.1991.
  • Uchida, Craig D., Bynum, Timothy S., Rogan, D., Murasky, D.. Acting in Good Faith: The Effects of UNITED STATES VS. LEON on the Police and Courts. Arizona Law Review.30, (3), 467-495.1988.
  • Uchida, Craig D., Bynum, Timothy S., Rogan, Dennis, Murasky, Donna M.. Effects of U.S. v. Leon on Police Search Warrant Practices. National Institute of Justice Research in Action.NCJ 106630, Washington, DC: United States Department of Justice, National Institute of Justice. 1987.
    • ID: https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/Digitization/106630NCJRS.pdf (URL)
  • Uchida, Craig D., et al. Effects of United States vs. Leon on Police Search Warrant Policies and Practices, Final Report. Washington, DC: Police Executive Research Forum. 1987.

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

Uchida, Craig D.; Bynum, Timothy S. (1990): Effects of "United States vs. Leon" on Police Search Warrant Practices, 1984-1985. Version 1. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09348.v1