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Alaska Plea Bargaining Study, 1974-1976

Version
v1
Resource Type
Dataset : event/transaction data
Creator
  • Clarke, Stevens H.
Other Title
  • Version 1 (Subtitle)
Publication Date
1984-05-03
Funding Reference
  • United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. National Institute of Justice
Language
English
Free Keywords
court cases; felons; felony offenses; offenders; plea negotiations
Description
  • Abstract

    This study examines the characteristics of criminal offenders as they affect the primary outcomes of their court cases, particularly plea bargaining decisions. The study was conducted in Anchorage, Juneau, and Fairbanks, Alaska, over a two-year period from August 1974 to August 1976. The data were collected from police booking sheets, public fingerprint files, and court dockets. The unit of observation is the felony case, i.e., a single felony charge against a single defendant. Each unit of data contains information about both the defendant and the charge. The variables include demographic and social characteristics of the offender, criminal history of the offender, nature of the offense, evidence, victim characteristics, and administrative factors related to the disposition of the case.
  • 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.; Performed recodes and/or calculated derived variables.; Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes..
  • Table of Contents

    Datasets:

    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • 1974 / 1976
    Time period: 1974--1976
  • 1974-08 / 1976-08
    Collection date: 1974-08--1976-08
Geographic Coverage
  • Alaska
  • United States
Note
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.1997-02-13 SAS and SPSS data definition statements are now available for this collection. Funding insitution(s): United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. National Institute of Justice (76-NI-10-0001).
Availability
Delivery
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 (help@icpsr.umich.edu).
Alternative Identifiers
  • 7714 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
Relations
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR07714.v2
Publications
  • Marenin, Otwin. The state of plea bargaining in Alaska. Journal of Crime and Justice.18, (1), 167-197.1995.
    • ID: 10.1080/0735648X.1995.9721039 (DOI)
  • Carns, Teresa White, Kruse, John. Alaska's Plea Bargaining Ban Re-evaluate: Executive Summary. Anchorage, AK: Alaska Judicial Council. 1991.
  • Carns, Teresa, Kruse, John. A re-evaluation of Alaska's plea bargaining ban. Alaska Law Review.8, 27-69.1991.
  • Miethe, Terance D.. Stereotypical conceptions and criminal processing: The case of the victim-offender relationship. Justice Quarterly.4, (4), 577-593.1987.
    • ID: 10.1080/07418828700089531 (DOI)
  • Voit, Ecford S., Jr.. Formal, Substantive, and Ascriptive Determinants of Prosecutorial Decisions and Their Effects on Case Outcomes in the Criminal Justice Process. Dissertation, Rutgers State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick. 1987.
  • McCarthy, Linda Carol. The Effect on Plea Bargaining of the Form of Concessions: A Theoretical and Empirical Analysis. Dissertation, Purdue University. 1985.
  • Cohen, Jacqueline, Tonry, Michael H.. Sentencing reforms and their impacts. Research on Sentencing: The Search for Reform.Washington, DC: National Academy Press. 1983.
  • Maroules, Nicholas, White, Teresa J.. Alaska Felony Sentences, 1976-1979. NCJ 83382, Anchorage, AK: Alaska Judicial Council. 1980.
  • Rubinstein, Michael L., Clarke, Stevens H., White, Teresa J.. The Effect of the Official Prohibition of Plea Bargaining on the Disposition of Felony Cases in Alaska Criminal Courts, Final Report. NCJ 59535, Washington, DC: United States Department of Justice, Law Enforcement Assistance Administration. 1980.
    • ID: https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/Digitization/59535NCJRS.pdf (URL)
  • Rubenstein, Michael L., White, Teresa J.. Plea bargaining: Can Alaska live without it?. Judicature.62, (6), 266-279.1979.
  • Rubinstein, Michael L., Maroules, Nicholas, White, Teresa. Statistical Analysis of Misdemeanor Sentences in Anchorage and Fairbanks. Preliminary Report.Anchorage, AK: Alaska Judicial Council. 1979.
  • Rubinstein, Michael L., White, Teresa. Plea bargaining: Can Alaska live without it?. Judicature.62, (6), 266-279.1979.
  • Rubinstein, Michael L., White, Teresa J.. Alaska's Ban on Plea Bargaining. Law and Society Review.13, (2), 367-383.1979.
    • ID: http://www.jstor.org/stable/3053259 (URL)
  • Martin, Merle P.. A system dynamics evaluation of alternate crime control policies: An Alaskan viewpoint. Justice System Journal.3, (3), 281-287.1978.
  • Rubinstein, Michael L., White, Teresa J., Clarke, Stevens H.. The Effect of the Official Prohibition of Plea Bargaining on the Disposition of Felony Cases in the Alaska Criminal Courts. Unpublished report.Anchorage, AK: Alaskan Judicial Sentencing Commission. 1978.
  • Iliff, Charles H., Mock, Marjorie A., Rubinstein, Michael L., Simpson, Shirly S., White, Teresa J.. Alaska Judicial Council Interim Report on the Elimination of Plea Bargaining. NCJ 46876, Washington, DC: United States Department of Justice, Law Enforcement Assistance Administration. 1977.
    • ID: https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/Digitization/46876NCJRS.pdf (URL)

Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 3 | Registration Date: 2015-06-30

Clarke, Stevens H. (1984): Alaska Plea Bargaining Study, 1974-1976. Version 1. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07714.v1