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Patterns of Drug Use and Their Relation to Improving Prediction of Patterns of Delinquency and Crime in Racine, Wisconsin, 1961-1988

Resource Type
Dataset : survey data and event/transaction data
  • Shannonn, Lyle W.
Other Title
  • Archival Version (Subtitle)
Publication Date
Funding Reference
  • United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. National Institute of Justice
Free Keywords
adults; alcohol abuse; criminality; delinquent behavior; drug abuse; historical data; juveniles; offenses
  • Abstract

    This dataset presents information on the relationship between drug and alcohol use and contacts with police for persons in Racine, Wisconsin, born in 1955. The collection is part of an ongoing longitudinal study of three Racine, Wisconsin, birth cohorts: those born in 1942, 1949, and 1955. Only those born in 1955 were considered to have potential for substantial contact with drugs, and thus only the younger cohort was targeted for this collection. Data were gathered for ages 6 to 33 for the cohort members. The file contains information on the most serious offense during the juvenile and adult periods, the number of police contacts grouped by age of the cohort member, seriousness of the reason for police contact, drugs involved in the incident, the reason police gave for the person having the drugs, the reason police gave for the contact, and the neighborhood in which the juvenile was socialized. Other variables include length of residence in Racine of the cohort member, and demographic information including age, sex, and race.
  • 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


    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • 1961 / 1988
    Time period: 1961--1988
  • 1974 / 1990
    Collection date: 1974--1990
Geographic Coverage
  • Racine
  • Wisconsin
  • United States
Sampled Universe
All individuals born in 1955 in Racine, Wisconsin, and those who had migrated there by the age of 6.
The sample includes all individuals born in 1955 and attending school (i.e., appearing in the Racine school census records) in 1966.
Collection Mode
  • (1) Other datasets that are part of this ongoing study include: JUVENILE DELINQUENCY AND ADULT CRIME, 1948-1977 [RACINE, WISCONSIN]: THREE BIRTH COHORTS (ICPSR 8163), JUVENILE DELINQUENCY AND ADULT CRIME, 1948-1977 [RACINE, WISCONSIN]: CITY ECOLOGICAL DATA (ICPSR 8164), and SANCTIONS IN THE JUSTICE SYSTEM, 1942-1977: THE EFFECTS ON OFFENDERS IN RACINE, WISCONSIN (ICPSR 8530). (2) Users should note that police contact, rather than the individual, is the unit of analysis in this collection, and that each contact is a record. Therefore, there can be multiple records (contacts) per individual. Each individual is identified by the variable UID (Unique Identification Number). (3) The codebook is provided by ICPSR as a Portable Document Format (PDF) file. The PDF file format was developed by Adobe Systems Incorporated and can be accessed using PDF reader software, such as the Adobe Acrobat Reader. Information on how to obtain a copy of the Acrobat Reader is provided on the ICPSR Web site.

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.2001-12-21 SAS and SPSS data definition statements were added to the collection and the documentation was converted into PDF format. Funding insitution(s): United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. National Institute of Justice (87-IJ-CX-0045).
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 (
Alternative Identifiers
  • 9684 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR09684.v1
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  • Greenwood, Peter W.. Differences in criminal behavior and court responses among juvenile and young adult defendants. Crime and Justice: An Annual Review of Research.Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press. 1986.
  • Shannon, Lyle W., McKim, Judith L., Anderson, Kathleen R., Murph, William E., Pezanoski, Rachel. Patterns of Drug Use and Their Relation to Improving Prediction of Patterns of Delinquency and Crime. NCJ 126405, Washington, DC: United States Department of Justice, National Institute of Justice. .
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Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 6 | Registration Date: 2015-06-15

Shannonn, Lyle W. (1992): Patterns of Drug Use and Their Relation to Improving Prediction of Patterns of Delinquency and Crime in Racine, Wisconsin, 1961-1988. Archival Version. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.