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Federal Justice Statistics Program: Paired-Agency Linked Files, 1994-2016

Version
v3
Resource Type
Dataset : event/transaction data
Creator
  • United States. Bureau of Justice Statistics
Other Title
  • Version 3 (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • Federal Justice Statistics Program Data Series
Publication Date
2011-06-14
Publication Place
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Publisher
  • Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research
Funding Reference
  • United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Statistics
Language
English
Free Keywords
Schema: ICPSR
case processing; federal courts; federal offenses
Description
  • Abstract

    The new FJSRC linking system, implemented with the 2008 FJSRC data, includes sets of agency dyad linked files created by improved methods of algorithmic matching. There are both inter-agency linked files and intra-agency dyad linked files. The inter-agency matched pair files (or "dyads") permit the linking of records from two different source agencies for adjacent stages of federal case processing by providing a crosswalk of the agency-specific key ID variables for the two agency data files in the pair. These agency ID variables (sequential ID numbers) may be used to link records from one agency's standard analysis file (SAF) to the next. The system enables users to track individual defendant-cases through stages of the federal criminal justice system (from arrest to prosecution, adjudication, sentencing, and corrections) sequentially, one agency dyad pair at a time. Each inter-agency paired linked file relates the sequential record numbers (i.e. SEQ_NUM) included in the SAFs from one agency/stage to another. The intra-agency matched pair files (also dyads) permit the same type of linking as described above except that the linkages are within the same federal agency. The linkages are to different stages of case processing withing a particular agency. The system covers all data years from 1994-2016. These data are part of a series designed by the Urban Institute (Washington, D.C.) and the Bureau of Justice Statistics. Data and documentation were prepared by the Urban Institute through 2012. Data from 2013 and on were prepared by Abt Associates.
  • 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: Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes..
  • Abstract

    Datasets:

    • DS0: Study-Level Files
    • DS1: EO Matters OUT SAF and Marshals IN SAF
    • DS2: EO Cases IN SAF and AO Cases IN SAF
    • DS3: EO Cases OUT EO Magistrate Matters OUT SAFs and AO OUT SAF
    • DS4: AO Cases OUT SAF and USSC OUT SAF
    • DS5: BOP IN SAF and USSC OUT SAF
    • DS6: AO Cases IN SAF and AO Cases OUT SAF
    • DS7: EO Cases IN SAF and EO Cases Out SAF
    • DS8: EO Matters OUT SAF and EO Cases IN SAF
    • DS9: EO Matters OUT SAF and EO Cases OUT SAF
    • DS10: EO Matters IN SAF and EO Matters OUT SAF
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 1994-10-01--2016-09-30
  • 1994-10-01 / 2016-09-30
  • Collection date: 1994-10-01--2016-09-30
  • 1994-10-01 / 2016-09-30
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
Cases in the federal court system.
Note
2019-12-19 The data files were updated to include information for 2015 and 2016. Removed geographic information from title.2018-04-17 The data files were updated to include information for 2014.2017-06-16 An incompatibility in the sequence numbers between the archived USSC data and the AOSC dyads involving an extra non-identifying zero in the USSC dyad sequence number was found. Dataset 4, AO Cases OUT SAF and USSC OUT SAF, has been corrected and updated as a result.2016-09-19 The JWSCORE and MAGFLAG variables, present in previous dyad linking files, have been removed to ease use of the linking files. In addition, the data files were updated to include information for 2013.2015-02-05 The data files were updated to include information from 2012.2014-06-16 The data files were updated to include information for 2011.2013-05-17 The codebook was updated to reflect new data files.2013-05-17 The collection was updated to replace datasets 1-9 and add dataset 10. All datasets contain information through 2010.2011-11-11 The study was updated to replace dataset 1 and add datasets 6, 7, 8 and 9.2011-08-08 Data parts 2, 3 and 4 were updated to include new values for the variable JWSCORE.2011-07-22 2011-07-22 The data files were updated to include information for 2009. Funding institution(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
  • 30701 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
Relations
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR30701.v4
  • Is new version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR30701.v2
Publications
  • Motivans, Mark. Federal Justice Statistics 2013 - Statistical Tables. NCJ 249150, Washington, DC: United States Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Statistics. 2017.
    • ID: https://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/fjs13st.pdf?utm_source=juststats&utm_medium=email&utm_content=fjs13_report_pdf&utm_campaign=FJS13&ed2f26df2d9c416fbddddd2330a778c6=nrphbbxxuu-nrupounhx (URL)
  • Yang, Crystal S.. Resource constraints and the criminal justice system: Evidence from judicial vacancies. American Economic Journal: Economic Policy.8, (4), 289-332.2016.
    • ID: 10.1257/pol.20150150 (DOI)
  • Motivans, Mark. Federal Justice Statistics, 2011 - Statistical Tables. NCJ 248469, Washington, DC: United States Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Statistics. 2015.
    • ID: http://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/fjs11st.pdf (URL)
  • Yang, Crystal S.. Resource Constraints and the Criminal Justice System: Evidence from Judicial Vacancies. Harvard Law School John M. Olin Center Discussion Paper No. 820.Cambridge, MA: Harvard Law School. 2015.
    • ID: 10.2139/ssrn.2594019 (DOI)
  • Rehavi, M.M., Starr, Sonja B.. Racial disparity in federal criminal sentences. Journal of Political Economy.122, (6), 1320-1354.2014.
    • ID: 10.1086/677255 (DOI)
  • Kim, KiDeuk. Organizational Efficiency and Early Disposition Programs in Federal Courts. Final Report.NCJ 244386, Washington, DC: The Urban Institute. 2013.
    • ID: https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/nij/grants/244386.pdf (URL)
  • Kim, KiDeuk. Organizational Efficiency and Early Disposition Programs in Federal Courts. Executive Summary.NCJ 244387, Washington, DC: The Urban Institute. 2013.
    • ID: https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/nij/grants/244387.pdf (URL)
  • Motivans, Mark. Federal Justice Statistics 2010 - Statistical Tables. NCJ 239914, Washington, DC: United States Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Statistics. 2013.
    • ID: http://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/fjs10st.pdf (URL)
  • Motivans, Mark. Federal Justice Statistics, 2010. Bulletin.NCJ 239913, Washington, DC: United States Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Statistics. 2013.
    • ID: http://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/fjs10.pdf (URL)
  • Rehavi, M. Marit, Starr, Sonja B.. Racial Disparity in Federal Criminal Sentences. . 2013.
    • ID: http://www.economics.ubc.ca/files/2014/01/pdf_paper_marit-rehavi-draft-racial-disparity-federal.pdf (URL)
  • Starr, Sonja B., Rehavi, Marit. Mandatory sentencing and racial disparity: Assessing the role of prosecutors and the effects of Booker. Yale Law Journal.123, (1), 2013.
  • Rehavi, M. Marit, Starr, Sonja B.. Racial Disparity in Federal Criminal Charging and Its Sentencing Consequences. Program in Law and Economics Working Paper Series.12-002, Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Law School, Empirical Legal Studies Center. 2012.
    • ID: 10.2139/ssrn.1985377 (DOI)
  • Starr, Sonja B.. Estimating Gender Disparities in Federal Criminal Cases. 12-018, Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Program in Law and Economics. 2012.
    • ID: http://law.bepress.com/umichlwps-empirical/57 (URL)
  • Motivans, Mark. Federal Justice Statistics 2009. Statistical Tables.NCJ 233464, Washington, DC: United States Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics. 2011.
    • ID: http://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/fjs09st.pdf (URL)
  • Motivans, Mark. Federal Justice Statistics, 2009. Bulletin.NCJ 234184, Washington, DC: United States Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Statistics. 2011.
    • ID: http://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/fjs09.pdf (URL)

Update Metadata: 2019-12-19 | Issue Number: 9 | Registration Date: 2015-07-01

United States. Bureau of Justice Statistics (2011): Federal Justice Statistics Program: Paired-Agency Linked Files, 1994-2016. Version 3. Federal Justice Statistics Program Data Series. Version: v3. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR30701.v3