Survey of jail and prison inmates, 1978 [electronic resource] : California, Michigan, Texas.

Format
Data file
Language
English
Εdition
2nd ICPSR release.
Published/​Created
Ann Arbor, MI : Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1989.
Description
Extent of collection: 35 data files + machine-readable documentation (PDF) + SAS control cards.

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Restrictions note
Use of these data is restricted to Princeton University students, faculty, and staff for non-commercial statistical analysis and research purposes only.
Summary note
This survey was was conducted as part of the Rand Corporation's research program on career criminals. Rand's Second Inmate Survey was administered in late 1978 and early 1979 to convicted male inmates at 12 prisons and 14 county jails in California, Michigan, and Texas. The purpose of the survey was to provide detailed information about the criminal behavior of offenders and their associated characteristics. Emphasis was also placed on investigating other major areas of interest such as the quality of prisoner self-reports, varieties of criminal behavior, selective incapacitation, and prison treatment programs.
Notes
  • Codebook available in print and electronic format.
  • Title from title screen (viewed on November 15, 2005).
Type of data
Extent of collection: 35 data files + machine-readable documentation (PDF) + SAS control cards.
Time and place of event
  • Date(s) of collection: 1978-1988.
  • Time period: 1978-1988.
Geographic coverage
Geographic coverage: California, Michigan, Texas, United States.
Funding information
  • Funding agency: United States Department of Justice. Bureau of Justice Statistics, and National Institute of Justice.
  • Grant number: 83-BJ-CX-0011, and 83-IJ-CX-0057.
System details
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web.
  • Data format: Logical Record Length and card image with SAS control cards.
Case file characteristics
  • Dataset 1 (Primary Survey from Modules A-E for All Inmates) 1 rectangular file, 2,190 cases, 455 variables, 80 character logical record length, 10 records per case.
  • Dataset 2 (Retest Survey from Modules A-E) 1 rectangular file, 240 cases, 455 variables, 80 character logical record length, 10 records per case.
  • Dataset 3 (Primary Survey from Module F) 1 rectangular file, 1,380 cases, 139 variables, 80 character logical record length, 3 records per case.
  • Dataset 4 (Retest Survey from Module F) 1 rectangular file, 240 cases, 139 variables, 80 character logical record length, 3 records per case.
  • Dataset 5 (Official Record Data for California Prisoners) 1 rectangular file, 357 cases, 62 variables, 80 character logical record length, 3 records per case.
  • Dataset 6 (Official Record Data for Michigan Prisoners) 1 rectangular file, 422 cases, 89 variables, 80 character logical record length, 4 records per case.
  • Dataset 7 (Official Record Data for Texas Prisoners) 1 rectangular file, 601 cases, 69 variables, 80 character logical record length, 3 records per case.
  • Dataset 8 (Primary Survey from Modules A-E for Texas Prisoner Replacements) 1 rectangular file, 68 cases, 455 variables, 80 character logical record length, 10 records per case.
  • Dataset 9 (Primary Survey from Module F for Texas Prisoner Replacements) 1 rectangular file, 68 cases, 139 variables, 80 character logical record length, 3 records per case.
  • Dataset 10 (Official Records Data for Texas Prisoner Replacements) 1 rectangular file, 68 cases, 69 variables, 80 character logical record length, 3 records per case.
  • Dataset 11 (Survey from Modules A-E for Texas Jail Respondents) 1 rectangular file, 126 cases, 455 variables, 80 character logical record length, 10 records per case.
  • Dataset 12 (Primary Survey from Modules A-E for All Inmates (Frequencies)) 1 rectangular file, 6,883 cases, 133 character logical record length, 1 record per case.
  • Dataset 13 (Retest Survey from Modules A-E (Frequencies)) 1 rectangular file, 4,722 cases, 133 character logical record length, 1 record per case.
  • Dataset 14 (Primary Survey from Module F (Frequencies)) 1 rectangular file, 3,364 cases, 133 character logical record length, 1 record per case.
  • Dataset 15 (Retest Survey from Module F (Frequencies)) 1 rectangular file, 1,708 cases, 133 character logical record length, 1 record per case.
  • Dataset 16 (Official Record Data for California Prisoners (Frequencies)) 1 rectangular file, 1,196 cases, 133 character logical record length, 1 record per case.
  • Dataset 17 (Official Record Data for Michigan Prisoners (Frequencies)) 1 rectangular file, 1,518 cases, 133 character logical record length, 1 record per case.
  • Dataset 18 (Official Record Data for Texas Prisoners (Frequencies)) 1 rectangular file, 1,549 cases, 133 character logical record length, 1 record per case.
  • Dataset 19 (Primary Survey from Modules A-E for Texas Prisoner Replacements (Frequencies)) 1 rectangular file, 4,056 cases, 133 character logical record length, 1 record per case.
  • Dataset 20 (Primary Survey from Module F for Texas Prisoner Replacements(Frequencies)) 1 rectangular file, 1,287 cases, 133 character logical record length, 1 record per case.
  • Dataset 21 (Official Records Data for Texas Prisoner Replacements (Frequencies)) 1 rectangular file, 748 cases, 133 character logical record length, 1 record per case.
  • Dataset 22 (Survey from Modules A-E for Texas Jail Respondents (Frequencies)) 1 rectangular file, 4,427 cases, 133 character logical record length, 1 record per case.
  • Dataset 23 (Codebook) 80 character logical record length.
  • Dataset 24 (SAS Control Cards) 80 character logical record length.
  • Dataset 25 (Follow-up Data, California 1) 1 rectangular file, 350 cases, 8 variables, 43 character logical record length, 1 record per case.
  • Dataset 26 (Follow-up Data, California 2) 1 rectangular file, 2,125 cases, 17 variables, 61 character logical record length, 2 records per case.
  • Dataset 27 (Follow-up Data, California 3) 1 rectangular file, 407 cases, 6 variables, 36 character logical record length, 1 record per case.
  • Dataset 28 (Follow-up Data, California 4) 1 rectangular file, 361 cases, 27 variables, 80 character logical record length, 2 records per case.
  • Dataset 29 (Follow-up Data, Michigan 1) 1 rectangular file, 422 cases, 8 variables, 43 character logical record length, 1 record per case.
  • Dataset 30 (Follow-up Data, Michigan 2) 1 rectangular file, 690 cases, 17 variables, 66 character logical record length, 2 records per case.
  • Dataset 31 (Follow-up Data, Michigan 3) 1 rectangular file, 261 cases, 8 variables, 43 character logical record length, 1 record per case.
  • Dataset 32 (Follow-up Data, Michigan 4) 1 rectangular file, 444 cases, 27 variables, 80 character logical record length, 2 records per case.
  • Dataset 33 (Follow-up Data, Texas 1) 1 rectangular file, 625 cases, 8 variables, 43 character logical record length, 1 record per case.
  • Dataset 34 (Follow-up Data, Texas 2) 1 rectangular file, 1,135 cases, 16 variables, 66 character logical record length, 2 records per case.
  • Dataset 35 (Follow-up Data, Texas 3) 1 rectangular file, 677 cases, 8 variables, 43 character logical record length, 1 record per case.
  • Dataset 36 (Follow-up Data, Texas 4) 1 rectangular file, 670 cases, 27 variables, 80 character logical record length, 2 records per case.
Methodology note
  • Data source: individual criminal justice histories, or rap sheets.
  • Sample: offenders for whom individual criminal justice histories or rap sheets were provided by each of the three states. Rap sheet information for Michigan inmates was supplemented with prison entrance and exit dates provided by the Michigan Department of Corrections.
  • Universe: Rand Inmate Survey offenders serving prison sentences at the time of the 1978 interview in California, Michigan, and Texas.
Cite as
Rand Corporation. SURVEY OF JAIL AND PRISON INMATES, 1978: CALIFORNIA, MICHIGAN, TEXAS [Computer file]. 2nd ICPSR release. Santa Monica, CA: Rand Corporation [producer], 1988. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1989.
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