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Capital Punishment in the United States, 1973-2010

Version
v2
Resource Type
Dataset : event/transaction data
Creator
  • United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Statistics
Publication Date
2012-11-28
Funding Reference
  • United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Statistics
Free Keywords
Schema: ICPSR
capital punishment; commuted sentences; criminal histories; death row inmates; demographic characteristics; executions; felony offenses; prison inmates; sentencing; states (USA)
Description
  • Abstract

    CAPITAL PUNISHMENT IN THE UNITED STATES, 1973-2010 provides annual data on prisoners under a sentence of death, as well as those who had their sentences commuted or vacated and prisoners who were executed. This study examines basic sociodemographic classifications including age, sex, race and ethnicity, marital status at time of imprisonment, level of education, and State and region of incarceration. Criminal history information includes prior felony convictions and prior convictions for criminal homicide and the legal status at the time of the capital offense. Additional information is provided on those inmates removed from death row by yearend 2010. The dataset consists of one part which contains 9,058 cases. The file provides information on inmates whose death sentences were removed in addition to information on those inmates who were executed. The file also gives information about inmates who received a second death sentence by yearend 2010 as well as inmates who were already on death row.
  • Abstract

    Datasets: DS1: Capital Punishment in the United States, 1973-2010
Temporal Coverage
  • 1973-01-01 / 2010-12-31
    Time Period: Mon Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 1973--Fri Dec 31 00:00:00 EST 2010
  • 2010-01-01
    Collection Date(s): Fri Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 2010
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
All inmates on death row since 1973 in the United States.
Collection Mode
  • mail questionnaire

    The inmate identification numbers were assigned by the Bureau of the Census and have no purpose outside this data collection.

Availability
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Relations
  • Is version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR34366

Update Metadata: 2020-11-19 | Issue Number: 3 | Registration Date: 2020-11-18

United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Statistics (2012): Capital Punishment in the United States, 1973-2010. Version: v2. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR34366.v2