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Felony Prosecution and Sentencing in North Carolina, 1981-1982

Version
v1
Resource Type
Dataset : event/transaction data
Creator
  • Clarke, Stevens
Other Title
  • Version 1 (Subtitle)
Publication Date
1985-10-09
Funding Reference
  • United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. National Institute of Justice
Language
English
Free Keywords
criminal justice system; sentencing; sentencing guidelines
Description
  • Abstract

    This survey assesses the impact of a determinant sentencing law, the Fair Sentencing Act, which became effective July 1, 1981, in North Carolina. Specific variables include information from official court records on witness testimony and quality of evidence, information from prison staff and probation/parole officers, and social, demographic, and criminal history for defendants. In this dataset it is also possible to trace defendants through the criminal justice system from arrest to disposition.
  • Table of Contents

    Datasets:

    • DS0: Study-Level Files
    • DS1: 1979 Data
    • DS2: 1979 SAS Control Card File
    • DS3: 1981 Data
    • DS4: 1981 SAS Control Card File
Temporal Coverage
  • 1981 / 1982
    Time period: 1981--1982
Geographic Coverage
  • North Carolina
  • United States
Sampled Universe
Statewide data from 12 counties along with District and Superior court files from three months in 1979 and 1981.
Sampling
Twelve counties were selected on the basis of region, urbanization, and workload of the court.
Note
2006-03-30 File CB8307.PDF was removed from any previous datasets and flagged as a study-level file, so that it will accompany all downloads. Funding insitution(s): United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. National Institute of Justice (80-IJ-CX-0004).
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
  • 8307 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
Relations
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR08307.v2
Publications
  • Clarke, Stevens H.. North Carolina's Determinate Sentencing Legislation: An Evaluation of the First Year's Experience, Executive Summary--Discussion Draft. NCJ 96726, Washington, DC: United States Department of Justice, National Institute of Justice. 1984.
    • ID: https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/Digitization/96726NCJRS.pdf (URL)
  • Clarke, Stevens H.. North Carolina's determination sentencing legislation. Judicature.68, (4-5), 140-152.1984.
  • Clarke, S.H., Kurtz, S., Lang, G.F., Parker, K.L., Rubinsky, E.W., Schleicher, D.J.. North Carolina's Determinate Sentencing Legislation: An Evaluation of the First Year's Experience. NCJ 93221, Washington, DC: United States Department of Justice, National Institute of Justice. 1983.
  • Clarke, S.H., Kurtz, S.T.. The Importance of Interim Decisions to Felony Trial Court Dispositions. Unpublished Report.Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina, Institute of Government. 1983.
  • Clarke, Stevens H.. North Carolina's Fair Sentencing Act: What have the results been?. Popular Government.49, (2), 11-16.1983.
    • ID: https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/Digitization/97754NCJRS.pdf (URL)
  • Clarke, Stevens H.. The importance of interim decisions to felony trial court dispositions. Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology.74, (2), 476-518.1983.
    • ID: http://www.jstor.org/stable/1143085 (URL)
  • Clarke, S.H., Kurtz, S., Rubinsky, K., Schleicher, D.. Felony Prosecution and Sentencing in North Carolina: A Report to the Governor's Crime Commission and the National Institute of Justice. Unpublished Report.Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina, Institute of Government. 1982.

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

Clarke, Stevens (1985): Felony Prosecution and Sentencing in North Carolina, 1981-1982. Version 1. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08307.v1