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Federal Justice Statistics Program: Defendants in Federal Criminal Cases in District Court - Terminated, 2015

Version
v1
Resource Type
Dataset : event/transaction data
Creator
  • United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Statistics
Other Title
  • Version 1 (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • Federal Justice Statistics Program Data Series
Publication Date
2019-09-26
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; court cases; criminal law; defendants; district courts; federal courts; judicial decisions; legal systems; trial courts
Description
  • Abstract

    The data contain records of defendants in criminal cases terminated in United States District Court during fiscal year 2015. The data were constructed from the Administrative Office of the United States District Courts' (AOUSC) criminal file. Defendants in criminal cases may be either individuals or corporations. There is one record for each defendant in each case filed. Included in the records are data from court proceedings and offense codes for up to five offenses charged at the time the case was filed. (The most serious charge at termination may differ from the most serious charge at case filing, due to plea bargaining or action of the judge or jury.) In a case with multiple charges against the defendant, a "most serious" offense charge is determined by a hierarchy of offenses based on statutory maximum penalties associated with the charges. 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.
  • Abstract

    Datasets:

    • DS1: 2015 Terminations Data
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 2014-10-01--2015-09-30
  • 2014-10-01 / 2015-09-30
  • Collection date: 2014-10-01--2015-09-30
  • 2014-10-01 / 2015-09-30
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
Criminal cases terminated in United States District Court during fiscal year 2015.
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
  • 37377 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)

Update Metadata: 2019-09-26 | Issue Number: 2 | Registration Date: 2019-09-26

United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Statistics (2019): Federal Justice Statistics Program: Defendants in Federal Criminal Cases in District Court - Terminated, 2015. Version 1. Federal Justice Statistics Program Data Series. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR37377.v1