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Monitoring of Federal Criminal Convictions and Sentences: Appeals Data, 2013

Resource Type
Dataset : event/transaction data
  • United States Sentencing Commission
Other Title
  • Version 1 (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • Monitoring of Federal Criminal Convictions and Sentences: Appeals Data Series
Publication Date
Funding Reference
  • United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Statistics
Free Keywords
appeal procedures; appellate courts; convictions (law); court cases; criminal histories; defendants; federal courts; habeas corpus; judicial decisions; legal appeals; offenses; sentence review; sentencing
  • Abstract

    This collection contains appellate information from the 12 circuit courts of appeals of the United States. From the Clerk of the Court of each court of appeals, the United States Sentencing Commission compiled the final opinions and orders, both published and unpublished, in all criminal appeals for the time period surveyed. The Commission also collected habeas corpus decisions even though they are technically civil matters, because such cases often involve sentencing issues. Both the "case" and the "defendant" are used in this collection as units of analysis. Each case comprises individual records representing all codefendants participating in a consolidated appeal. Each defendant's record comprises the sentencing-related issues corresponding to that particular defendant.
  • 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.; Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes..
  • Table of Contents


    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • 2012-10-01 / 2013-09-30
    Time period: 2012-10-01--2013-09-30
  • 2012 / 2013
    Collection date: 2012--2013
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
All cases received by the United States Sentencing Commission that had appeals dates between October 1, 2012 and September 30, 2013 and were assessed as constitutional. Smallest Geographic Unit: federal circuit court
Collection Mode
  • Starting with the 1999 data, ICPSR archives MONITORING OF FEDERAL CRIMINAL CONVICTIONS AND SENTENCES: APPEALS DATA under a new study number for each year of data. Data for the years 1993-1998 are archived as ICPSR 6559.

This study is freely available to the general public via web download.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 35346 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)

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

United States Sentencing Commission (2014): Monitoring of Federal Criminal Convictions and Sentences: Appeals Data, 2013. Version 1. Monitoring of Federal Criminal Convictions and Sentences: Appeals Data Series. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.