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Recidivism of Felons on Probation, 1986-1989: [United States]

Resource Type
Dataset : event/transaction data, and survey data
  • United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Statistics
Other Title
  • Version 1 (Subtitle)
Publication Date
Funding Reference
  • United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Statistics
Free Keywords
assault; burglary; case processing; drug traffic; felony offenses; homicide; larceny; offenders; probation; recidivism; robbery; suburbs; urban areas
  • Abstract

    This data collection provides an overview of how probation cases are processed in 32 urban and suburban jurisdictions in the United States and gauges the extent to which variations in probation patterns exist between jurisdictions. Data were collected on offenders who were sentenced in 1986 and who committed one or more of the following types of offenses: homicide, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, larceny, drug trafficking, and other felony crimes. Probation history questionnaires were completed during the last half of 1989. Information is available on number of conviction charges, race, age, sex, marital status, educational level, and ethnicity of the probationer. In addition, data on drug and alcohol use and treatment, sentencing, restitution, and offenses are provided.
  • 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


    • DS0: Study-Level Files
    • DS1: Data File
    • DS2: SAS Data Definition Statements
Temporal Coverage
  • 1986 / 1989
    Time period: 1986--1989
  • Collection date: 1989
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
All probationers in the jurisdictions covered by NATIONAL JUDICIAL REPORTING PROGRAM, 1986: [UNITED STATES] (ICPSR 9073).
A representative sample for this data collection was based on NATIONAL JUDICIAL REPORTING PROGRAM, 1986: [UNITED STATES] (ICPSR 9073), which profiled all sentences meted out in each participating jurisdiction for 1986. A stratified random sample of these sentences was taken, based on the most serious conviction offense.
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. Funding insitution(s): United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Statistics (87-BJ-CX-0005).
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Alternative Identifiers
  • 9574 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR09574.v2
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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 (1992): Recidivism of Felons on Probation, 1986-1989: [United States]. Version 1. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.