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Monitoring of Federal Criminal Sentences, 2010

Resource Type
Dataset : event/transaction data
  • United States Sentencing Commission
Other Title
  • Version 1 (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • Monitoring of Federal Criminal Sentences Series
Publication Date
Funding Reference
  • United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Statistics
Free Keywords
convictions (law); criminal histories; defendants; federal courts; judicial decisions; offenses; sentencing; sentencing guidelines
  • Abstract

    This collection contains information on federal criminal cases sentenced under the Sentencing Guidelines and Policy Statements of the Sentencing Reform Act of 1984. The data files include all cases received by the United States Sentencing Commission that had sentencing dates between October 1, 2009, and September 30, 2010, and were assessed as constitutional. Constitutionality compares each case's sentencing date, circuit, district, and judge to provide uniformity in reporting the cases. In 1999, the United States Sentencing Commission added more variables from its databases to this collection, so the data are now provided in two or more files. Several variables iterate to include multiple occurrences of the same event. Part 1, Main Data, includes all noniterating variables plus the highest occurrences of each iterating variable. Part 2, Supplementary Data Part 1, and Part 3, Supplementary Data Part 2, include the remaining iterations.
  • 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: Performed consistency checks.; Created variable labels and/or value labels.; Performed recodes and/or calculated derived variables.; Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes..
  • Table of Contents


    • DS0: Study-Level Files
    • DS1: Main Data
    • DS2: Supplemental Data Part 1
    • DS3: Supplemental Data Part 2
Temporal Coverage
  • 2009-10-01 / 2010-09-30
    Time period: 2009-10-01--2010-09-30
  • 2009 / 2010
    Collection date: 2009--2010
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
All cases received by the United States Sentencing Commission that had sentencing dates between October 1, 2009, and September 30, 2010, and were assessed as constitutional. Smallest Geographic Unit: federal court district
Collection Mode
  • Starting with the 1999 data, ICPSR archives MONITORING OF FEDERAL CRIMINAL SENTENCES under a new study number for each year of data. Data for the years 1993-1998 are archived in MONITORING OF FEDERAL CRIMINAL SENTENCES, 1987-1998 (ICPSR 9317).

    The data producer is the United States Sentencing Commission, Washington, DC.

This study is freely available to the general public via web download.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 35336 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
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Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 6 | Registration Date: 2015-06-16

United States Sentencing Commission (2014): Monitoring of Federal Criminal Sentences, 2010. Version 1. Monitoring of Federal Criminal Sentences Series. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.