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Offender Based Transaction Statistics (OBTS), 1983: California, Minnesota, Nebraska, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Utah, Virgin Islands, and Virginia

Version
v3
Resource Type
Dataset : event/transaction data, and survey data
Creator
  • United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Statistics
Other Title
  • Version 3 (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • Offender Based Transaction Statistics (OBTS) Series
Publication Date
1986-03-28
Funding Reference
  • United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Statistics
Language
English
Free Keywords
adult offenders; arrests; case processing; criminal justice system; disposition (legal); prosecution; policies and procedures; sentencing
Description
  • Abstract

    Offender Based Transaction Statistics (OBTS) studies are designed to collect information by tracking adult offenders from the point of entry into the criminal justice system (typically by arrest) through final disposition, regardless of whether the offender is convicted or acquitted. Information is provided on arrest, police action, prosecutor action, level of charges, charges filed by the prosecutor, type of counsel, pretrial status, type of trial, sentence type, and sentence length. This allows researchers to examine how the criminal justice system processes offenders, to measure the changing volume of offenders moving through the different segments of the criminal justice system, to calculate processing time intervals between major decision-making events, and to assess the changing structure of the offender population.
  • 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 recodes and/or calculated derived variables.; Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes..
  • Table of Contents

    Datasets:

    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 1983
  • Collection date: 1983
Geographic Coverage
  • California
  • Minnesota
  • Nebraska
  • New York (state)
  • Ohio
  • Pennsylvania
  • Utah
  • Virgin Islands of the United States
  • Virginia
  • United States
Sampled Universe
Persons in the United States who have achieved adult status (as specified by individual state laws) and who have been processed for felonies by the police, prosecutors, or courts, whether or not there is a final determination of guilt.
Collection Mode
  • For reasons of confidentiality, the "day" variables in the dates have been blanked in the public release version of the data. Consequently, additional variables have been created to provide the elapsed time between the day of arrest and the days of the police disposition, the prosecutor/grand jury disposition, the final court disposition, and the sentencing date.

Note
2005-08-08 The data were reprocessed using resupplied data. Old ICPSR administrative variables were removed. The variables "Date of Arrest: Day," "Date of Police Disp: Day," "Date Prosec Dispos: Day," "Date Final Court Disp: Day," and "Sentencing Date: Day," previously removed from the data, have been included in the data files. A public version of the data has been created in which the Day variables are blanked and a restricted version of the data has been created in which the Day variables have not been blanked. Also, Parts 2 and 3, which were old frequency files, have been removed. The codebook and all the SAS, SPSS, and Stata collection files have been updated to reflect the changes.2004-02-24 The data were converted from card image to logical record length format. The documentation and SPSS data definition statements were updated to reflect the new format, and SAS data definition statements were prepared. Funding insitution(s): United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Statistics.
Availability
Delivery
One or more files in this study are not available for download due to special restrictions; consult the study documentation to learn more on how to obtain the data.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 8449 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
Relations
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR08449.v4
  • Is new version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR08449.v2
Publications
  • Perez, Jacob. Forgery and Fraud-Related Offenses in 6 states, 1983-1988, Special Report. Washington, DC: United States Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics. 1992.
  • Harig, Thomas Joseph. The Influence of Extra-Legal Factors in Youthful Offender Adjudications. Dissertation, State University of New York at Albany. 1990.
  • (author unknown). Criminal Cases in Five States, 1983-1986, Special Report. Washington, DC: United States Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics. 1989.
  • (author unknown). Women in Crime: The Sentencing of Female Defendants. California Bureau of Criminal Statistics.Sacramento, CA: Outlook. 1988.
  • Albert, Marge. Criminal Possession of Controlled Substances: Analysis of Criminal Justice Processing. Albany, NY: New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services. 1986.
  • Manson, Donald A.. Tracking Offenders: White-Collar Crime. Washington, DC: United States Department of Justice. 1986.

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

United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Statistics (1986): Offender Based Transaction Statistics (OBTS), 1983: California, Minnesota, Nebraska, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Utah, Virgin Islands, and Virginia. Version 3. Offender Based Transaction Statistics (OBTS) Series. Version: v3. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08449.v3