Breaking the Cycle of Drugs and Crime in Birmingham, Alabama, Jacksonville, Florida, and Tacoma, Washington, 1997-2001 [electronic resource] / Adele V. Harrell, Douglas Marlowe, Jeffrey Merrill

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Data file
Language
English
Εdition
ICPSR Version, 2006-03-30.
Published/​Created
Ann Arbor, Mich. Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor] 2004.
Description
6 data files + machine-readable documentation (PDF) + SAS setup file(s) + SPSS setup file(s) + Stata setup file(s) + SAS transport + SPSS portable + Stata system

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Use of these data are restricted to Princeton University students, faculty, and staff for non-commercial statistical analysis and research purposes only.
Summary note
This study was an evaluation of the Breaking the Cycle (BTC) demonstration projects conducted in Birmingham, Alabama, Jacksonville, Florida, and Tacoma, Washington, between 1997 and 2001. The BTC demonstrations tested the feasibility and impact of systemwide interventions to reduce drug use among offenders by identifying and intervening with drug-involved felony defendants. This study contains data collected as part of the impact evaluation of BTC, which was designed to test the hypotheses that BTC reduced criminal involvement, substance abuse, and problems related to the health, mental health, employment, and families of felony drug defendants in the demonstration sites. The evaluation examined the relationship between changes in these areas and characteristics of the participants, the kinds and levels of services and supervision they received, and perceptions of defendants about the justice system's handling of their cases. It also assessed how BTC affected case handling and the length of time required to reach a disposition, the number of hearings, and the kinds of sentences imposed. The impact evaluation was based on a quasi-experimental comparison of defendants in BTC with samples of similar defendants arrested in the year before BTC implementation. Interviews were conducted with sample members and additional data were gathered from administrative records sources, such as the BTC programs, arrest records, and court records.... Cf.: http://webapp.icpsr.umich.edu/cocoon/ICPSR-STUDY/03928.xml
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Title from ICPSR DDI metadata of 2006-09-15.
Type of data
6 data files + machine-readable documentation (PDF) + SAS setup file(s) + SPSS setup file(s) + Stata setup file(s) + SAS transport + SPSS portable + Stata system
Time and place of event
Start: 1997; and end: 2001.
Geographic coverage
Alabama, Birmingham, Florida, Jacksonville, Tacoma, United States, Washington
Funding information
United States Department of Justice. NationalInstitute of Justice 97-IJ-CX-0013
System details
Mode of access: Internet.
Methodology note
Universe: Parts 1, 3, and 5: Felony defendants involved with illegal drugs in Birmingham, Alabama, Jacksonville, Florida, and Tacoma, Washington, respectively. Parts 2, 4, and 6: All felony court cases processed in Birmingham, Alabama, Jacksonville, Florida, and Tacoma, Washington, respectively, between 1997 and 2001.
Contents
Part 1: Birmingham Survey and BTC Data; Part 2: Birmingham Court Data; Part 3: Jacksonville Survey and BTC Data; Part 4: Jackson Court Data; Part 5: Tacoma Survey and BTC Data; Part 6: Tacoma Court Data
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