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National Prosecutors Survey [Census], 2007

Version
v1
Resource Type
Dataset : census/enumeration data, survey data
Creator
  • United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Statistics
Other Title
  • Version 1 (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • National Prosecutors Survey Series
Publication Date
2012-05-14
Funding Reference
  • United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Statistics
Language
English
Free Keywords
attorneys; case processing; criminal investigations; district attorneys; DNA fingerprinting; evidence; felony courts; felony offenses; juvenile courts; personnel; plea negotiations; policies and procedures; prosecuting attorneys; prosecution; sentencing; state courts; training; treatment programs; trial procedures; victim services
Description
  • Abstract

    The 2007 Census of State Court Prosecutors marked the second BJS survey of all prosecutors' offices in the United States. The first census, conducted in 2001, included the 2,341 offices in operation at that time. The second census included the 2,330 state court prosecutors' offices operating in 2007. Neither census included offices of municipal attorneys or county attorneys, who primarily operate in courts of limited jurisdiction. State court prosecutors serve in the executive branch of state governments and handle felony cases in state courts of general jurisdiction. By law, these prosecutors are afforded broad discretion in determining who is charged with an offense and whether a case goes to trial. The chief prosecutor, also referred to as the district attorney, county attorney, commonwealth attorney, or state's attorney, represents the state in criminal cases and is answerable to the public as an elected or appointed public official. The Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Columbia is the only federal prosecutor included in the census. This unique office is responsible for prosecution of serious local crimes committed in the District and also for prosecution of federal cases, whether criminal or civil.
  • 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: Standardized missing values.; Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes..
  • Table of Contents

    Datasets:

    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • 2007-01-01 / 2007-12-31
    Time period: 2007-01-01--2007-12-31
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
Prosecutorial districts in the United States, usually consisting entirely of one county. Smallest Geographic Unit: county
Collection Mode
  • mail questionnaire, web-based survey

Availability
Download
This study is freely available to the general public via web download.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 33202 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
Publications
  • Banks, Duren, Perry, Steven W., Lee, Allina, Reaves, Brian, Malega, Ronald, Minton, Todd, Motivans, Mark, Snyder, Howard. Compendium of Tribal Crime Data, 2011. NCJ 234459, Washington, DC: United States Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics. 2011.
    • ID: http://bjs.ojp.usdoj.gov/content/pub/pdf/ctcd11.pdf (URL)
  • Perry, Steven W., Banks, Duren. Prosecutors in State Courts, 2007. Statistical Tables.NCJ 234211, Washington, DC: United States Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics. 2011.
    • ID: http://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/psc07st.pdf (URL)
  • Perry, Steven W., Malega, Ron, Banks, Duren. State Prosecutors' Offices with Jurisdiction in Indian Country, 2007. NCJ 234241, Washington, DC: United States Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics. 2011.
    • ID: http://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/spojic07.pdf (URL)

Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 6 | Registration Date: 2015-06-16

United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Statistics (2012): National Prosecutors Survey [Census], 2007. Version 1. National Prosecutors Survey Series. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR33202.v1