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NCJ Number: 98790 Find in a Library
Title: Pennsylvania Sentencing Data 1977, 1980, 1983
Corporate Author: Pennsylvania Cmssn on Sentencing
United States of America
Date Published: 1985
Page Count: 128
Sponsoring Agency: Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research
Ann Arbor, MI 48106
Pennsylvania Cmssn on Sentencing
Harrisburg, PA 17108-1045
Sale Source: Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research
P.O. Box 1248
Ann Arbor, MI 48106
United States of America
Type: Statistics
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This manual presents a brief project description (data scope, data collection, and variables) and codebooks for the Pennsylvania Sentencing Commission's collection of sentencing data for 1977, 1980, and 1983.
Abstract: The 1977 data are based on individual 12 percent samples of sentences selected from each of Pennsylvania's 67 counties; the data include sentences imposed for felonies and misdemeanors, excluding driving under the influence (2,907 cases). The 1980 data are from 23 of the State's 67 counties, with the sampling strategy varying by county (2,023 cases). The 1983 data are based on sentencing guideline forms submitted to the commission by sentencing judges (16,569 cases). The variables in the three files are identified as defendant's sex, race, age, prior record, offense charge, sentence, weapon usage, and socioeconomic status, as well as victim information. Preceding each codebook, a cover sheet presents the file name, number of cases, sampling procedure, project description, type of information, and source of information. The codebooks contain the variable code numbers and matching descriptions as well as coding instructions.
Index Term(s): Court statistics; Data collections; Information processing; Pennsylvania; Sentencing/Sanctions
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