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NCJ Number: 98798 Find in a Library
Title: Social Order in Middletown, 1932-1975
Author(s): J Hewitt
Corporate Author: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Date Published: 1985
Page Count: 40
Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
Washington, DC 20531
Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research
Ann Arbor, MI 48106
Sale Source: Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research
P.O. Box 1248
Ann Arbor, MI 48106
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This manual contains a brief study description (purpose, data collection methods, and variables) and the project codebook for an analysis of crime in Muncie and Delaware County, Ind., for 1932-75.
Abstract: Data were collected from official court records, with the unit of analysis being the criminal act charged. An account of study methodology also describes how multiple charges were handled in the data collection. The variables were year of the criminal charge; the first, second, and third offenses charged; bail amount; length of prison term; and the sex, age, and race of the defendant. The description of the six files in the data set covers the logical record length and the kinds of control cards used. The codebook contains the code number and matching description for each variable, including sentence and offenses.
Index Term(s): Crime patterns; Data collections; Indiana; Information processing; Longitudinal studies; Trend analysis
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