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Title: Offender Based Transaction Statistics (OBTS), 1981 - California, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Utah
Corporate Author: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Date Published: 1985
Page Count: 62
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
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
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This manual describes the development of Offender Based Transaction Statistics (OBTS) and presents the variables and coding information for the data set consisting of the OBTS for Califronia, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Utah for 1981.
Abstract: The data set provides information on 298,847 cases and 50 variables. It covers offender characteristics and traces patterns of court action and case disposition. All offenders reaching final case disposition during 1980 are included, regardless of the date an offender entered the criminal justice system. Using the adult offender as the unit of analysis, selected information is provided about the offender, the arrest, the prosecution, and court disposition. The data set are available in two formats: card image and OSIRIS. A sample of the machine-readable information appearing for a typical variable and an explanation of each component of the information are provided.
Index Term(s): California; Information processing; Offender-based transaction statistics; Ohio; Pennsylvania; Utah
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