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Federal Justice Statistics Program: Criminal Appeals Cases in Courts of Appeals - Terminated, 2014

Version
v0
Resource Type
Dataset : event/transaction data
Creator
  • United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Statistics
Other Title
  • Archival Version (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • Federal Justice Statistics Program Data Series
Publication Date
2017-03-22
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
administration; appellate courts; court cases; criminal law; defendants; federal courts; judicial decisions; legal systems
Description
  • Abstract

    The data contain records of criminal appeals cases terminated in United States Courts of Appeals during fiscal year 2014. The data were constructed from the Administrative Office of the United States Courts' (AOUSC) Court of Appeals file. These contain variables on the nature of the criminal appeal, the underlying offense, and the disposition of the appeal. An appeal can be filed by the government or the offender, and the appellant can appeal the sentence, the verdict, or both sentence and verdict. Appeals may be terminated on the merits or on procedural grounds. Of those that are terminated on the merits, the district court ruling may be affirmed, reversed, remanded to criminal court, or dismissed. The data file contains variables from the original AOUSC files as well as additional analysis variables. Variables containing identifying information (e.g., name, Social Security number) were either removed, coarsened, or blanked in order to protect the identities of individuals. These data are part of a series designed by Abt and the Bureau of Justice Statistics. Data and documentation were prepared by Abt.
  • 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:

    • DS1: 2014 Criminal Appeals Terminated
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 2013-10-01--2014-09-30
  • 2013-10-01 / 2014-09-30
  • Collection date: 2013-10-01--2014-09-30
  • 2013-10-01 / 2014-09-30
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
Criminal appeals cases terminated in United States Courts of Appeals during fiscal year 2014.
Note
2019-08-29 This update contains the same case and variable count as the initially released collection, but some variables that previously contained only missing data now contain valid responses. 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
  • 36714 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
Relations
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR36714.v1
Publications
  • Motivans, Mark. Federal Justice Statistics, 2015-2016. Bulletin.NCJ 251770, Washington, DC: Bureau of Justice Statistics. 2019.
    • ID: https://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/fjs1516.pdf (URL)

Update Metadata: 2019-08-29 | Issue Number: 4 | Registration Date: 2017-03-22

United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Statistics (2017): Federal Justice Statistics Program: Criminal Appeals Cases in Courts of Appeals - Terminated, 2014. Archival Version. Federal Justice Statistics Program Data Series. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR36714