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Title: National Survey of Jails: Jurisdiction-level Data, 1986, Volume 2
Corporate Author: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Date Published: 1988
Page Count: 216
Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
Washington, DC 20531
Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research
Ann Arbor, MI 48106
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Publication Number: ICPSR 8871
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America

Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research
P.O. Box 1248
Ann Arbor, MI 48106
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Statistics
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This codebook explains the variables, the coding information, and the data set providing basic information on the national jail population for 1986, as gathered through the National Survey of Jails by the Bureau of Justice Statistics.
Abstract: Sampling units were the county or city jurisdictions administering one or more local jails. A stratified random sample included all jurisdictions with average daily jail populations of 100 or more and varying proportions of jurisdictions with smaller jails. An introduction explains the survey methodology, data limitations, the file structure, and the information contained in the codebook. Descriptions of each variable, list of county codes, estimate of sampling area, questionnaires, and tables showing frequency distributions of statistics.
Main Term(s): Jail statistics
Index Term(s): Data collections; Inmate statistics; Research methods
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