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Adult Criminal Careers in New York, 1972-1983

Version
v1
Resource Type
Dataset : event/transaction data
Creator
  • Blumstein, Alfred
  • Cohen, Jacqueline
Other Title
  • Version 1 (Subtitle)
Publication Date
1990-07-06
Funding Reference
  • United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. National Institute of Justice
Language
English
Free Keywords
adult offenders; assault; auto theft; burglary; career criminals; criminal histories; larceny; murder; offenders; rape; robbery
Description
  • Abstract

    This data collection was designed to estimate the extent and variation of individual offending by crime type, race, age, and prior criminal record. Included in this collection are the criminal records of individuals aged 16 years or older who were arrested in the state of New York. Two separate data files are supplied. Part 1 contains data on all adults arrested in New York from 1972 to 1976 for rape, murder, robbery, aggravated assault, or burglary. Part 2 includes data on all adults arrested for larceny or auto theft in Albany and Erie counties. Variables include items such as sex, race, age, number of prior arrests, date and place of arrest, arrest charged, number of multiple counts, court disposition of charges, and type and length of sentence.
  • 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: Arrests for Serious Crimes
    • DS2: Arrests for Larceny or Auto Theft
Temporal Coverage
  • 1972 / 1983
    Time period: 1972--1983
  • Collection date: 1983
Geographic Coverage
  • New York (state)
  • United States
Sampled Universe
Adults, aged 16 or older, arrested in the general areas of New York State for the offenses of murder, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, or burglary and for larceny or auto theft in Albany or Erie counties.
Sampling
There are two samples that include adult offenders aged 16 or older who were arrested in New York State between 1972 and 1976. The first includes all adults arrested for the offenses of murder, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, or burglary in the general areas of New York State during the sample years (for selected high-density counties in the New York City metropolitan area, the sampling fraction was .5). The second includes all adults arrested for larceny or auto theft in Albany or Erie counties during the sample years.
Collection Mode
  • The data are organized hierarhically in two levels: (1) a person record, and (2) one or more arrest records. Each of the two data files has a variable number of records per case. The number of records is dependent on the number of arrests an offender had. There are 14 variables and 129,010 cases at the person level, and 16 variables and 12,555 cases at the arrest level.

Note
2006-01-12 All files were removed from dataset 4 and flagged as study-level files, so that they will accompany all downloads.2006-01-12 All files were removed from dataset 3 and flagged as study-level files, so that they will accompany all downloads.2006-01-12 All files were removed from dataset 4 and flagged as study-level files, so that they will accompany all downloads.2006-01-12 All files were removed from dataset 3 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 (82-IJ-CX-0062).
Availability
Download
This study is freely available to the general public via web download.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 9353 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
Publications
  • Kuziemko, Ilyana. Did the Vietnam Draft Increase Human Capital Dispersion? Draft-Avoidance Behavior by Race and Class. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University. 2010.
  • Blumstein, Alfred, Cohen, Jacqueline, Das, Somanth, Moitra, Souymyo D.. Specialization and seriousness during adult criminal careers. Journal of Quantitative Criminology.4, (4), 303-345.1988.
  • Blumstein, Alfred, Cohen, Jacqueline, Farrington, David B.. Criminal career research: Its value for criminology. Criminology.26, (1), 1-35.1988.
    • ID: 10.1111/j.1745-9125.1988.tb00829.x (DOI)
  • Blumstein, Alfred, Cohen, Jacqueline. Criminal Careers and 'Career Criminals' Volume 1. Washington, DC: National Academy Press. 1986.
  • Blumstein, Alfred. What is the Role of Changing Demographics?. Crime Conference 85.Sacramento, CA. 1985.
    • ID: https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/Digitization/102840NCJRS.pdf (URL)
  • Cohen, Jacqueline. What is the Role of Increased Crime Penalties?. Crime Conference 85.. 1985.
    • ID: https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/Digitization/102841NCJRS.pdf (URL)
  • Blumstein, Alfred. Violent and Career Offender Programs. Information Policy and Crime Control Strategies.Washington, DC. 1984.
    • ID: https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/Digitization/102839NCJRS.pdf (URL)
  • Blumstein, Alfred. Selective incapacitation as a means of crime control. American Behavioral Scientist.27, (1), 87-108.1983.
    • ID: 10.1177/000276483027001006 (DOI)

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

Blumstein, Alfred; Cohen, Jacqueline (1990): Adult Criminal Careers in New York, 1972-1983. Version 1. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09353.v1