Contributors: United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Statistics
... The data contain records of criminal appeals cases filed in United States Courts of Appeals during fiscal year 2014. The data were constructed from the Administrative Office of the United States Courts' (AOUSC) Court of Appeals file. These contain variables on the nature of the criminal appeal, the underlying offense, and the disposition of the appeal. An appeal can be filed by the government or the offender, and the appellant can appeal the sentence, the verdict, or both sentence and verdict. The data file contains variables from the original AOUSC files as well as additional analysis variables. Variables containing identifying information (e.g., name, Social Security number) were removed, coarsened, or blanked in order to protect the identities of individuals. These data are part of a series designed by the Urban Institute (Washington, DC) and the Bureau of Justice Statistics. Data and documentation were prepared by the Urban Institute through 2012. Data from 2013 on were prepared by Abt Associates.
Contributors: Anderson, Elisabeth, Prasad, Monica, Nickow, Andre
... The construction of this Comparative Taxation Dataset is made possible by National Science Foundation (NSF). The dataset is collected mainly from International Historical Statistics (IHS), 2003, and Flora, Peter (1987) State economy and society in Western Europe, 1815-1975. The study covers 22 countries (total 40 countries and areas). The collection includes economically active population, infant mortality rates, unemployment, indices of industrial production, output of crude petroleum, output of natural gas, output of electrical energy, money supply, total central government expenditure and revenue, wholesale price indices, consumer price indices and so on.
Contributors: Smith, Brent L.
... These data are part of NACJD's Fast Track Release and are distributed as they were received from the data depositor. The files have been zipped by NACJD for release, but not checked or processed except for the removal of direct identifiers. Users should refer to the accompanying readme file for a brief description of the files available with this collection and consult the investigator if further information is needed. This study examined the longevity of individual terrorists using data from the American Terrorism Study (ATS). Using these data, researchers examined the longevity of individual terrorists in relationship to five major factors: 1) the possible effects of changes in the Attorney General's Guidelines for terrorism investigations; 2) the impact of ideology, which may indirectly affect longevity through perpetrator and incident characteristics; 3) lone actors versus group participation; 4) the extent of participation in preparatory activity; and 5) the sophistication of the incidents in which the person participated. Previous ATS research funded through National Institute of Justice (NIJ) by focusing on individual terrorists, instead of terrorist groups. The collection includes 1 SPSS data file: ICPSR_Data_File_Edit.sav (n=346; 15 variables).
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Contributors: Paluck, Elizabeth Levy, Shepherd, 1981-, Hana R., Aronow, Peter
... The data in this collection are social network data drawn from a large-scale field experiment. Theories of human behavior suggest that individuals attend to the behavior of certain people in their community to understand what is socially normative and adjust their own behavior in response. This experiment tested these theories by randomizing an anti-conflict intervention across 56 New Jersey public middle schools, with 24,191 students. After having comprehensively measured every school's social network, randomly selected seed groups of 20-32 students from randomly selected schools were assigned to an intervention that encouraged public stances against conflict at school. The data allowed for comparisons between treatment and control groups, and also provided variables to analyze social networks to examine the impact of social referents. Surveys were conducted at the start and end of the 2012-2013 school year, the year in which the experiment was conducted. The survey data contains social network variables based on the peers with whom the respondent chooses to spend time. Survey data also include respondents' perceived descriptive and prescriptive norms of conflict at the schools surveyed, as well as administrative data on the schools and demographics of respondents. The collection includes one dataset, with 482 variables for 24,471 cases. Demographic variables in the collection include gender, grade, age, height, weight, race/ethnicity, language, household characteristics, and demographic variables obtained from school administrative records.
Violence Prevention for Middle School Boys: A Dyadic Web-Based Intervention, Providence, Rhode Island, 2015-2018
Contributors: Rizzo, Christie J.
... These data are part of NACJD's Fast Track Release and are distributed as they were received from the data depositor. The files have been zipped by NACJD for release, but not checked or processed except for the removal of direct identifiers. Users should refer to the accompanying readme file for a brief description of the files available with this collection and consult the investigator(s) if further information is needed. This study examined whether a web-based program that talks about communication and feelings with families reduces dating violence among middle-school boys. The final intervention (STRONG), used by parents and adolescents together, was based on the empirical literature linking emotion regulation deficits to violent behavior as well as studies showing that parental involvement is crucial to offset dating violence risk.
The Palm Beach County School Safety and Student Performance Partnership Research Project, Palm Beach, Florida, 2014-2018
Contributors: Mears, Daniel P., Siennick, Sonja E.
... These data are part of NACJD's Fast Track Release and are distributed as they were received from the data depositor. The files have been zipped by NACJD for release, but not checked or processed except for the removal of direct identifiers. Users should refer to the accompanying readme file for a brief description of the files available with this collection and consult the investigator(s) if further information is needed. This study evaluated a school-based, wraparound intervention for police- and court-involved youth in four high schools in Florida's School District of Palm Beach County. The intervention involved a collaboration between the schools, school police, the juvenile court, and several service providers. The collection contains 1 Stata data file (Data.dta (n=863; 118 variables)) and 1 Stata program file (Syntax.do).
Contributors: Lee, Ellen M., Sagarin, Brad J.
... The goals of this study were to test whether participants who engaged in an extreme ritual in a naturalistic setting would evidence signs of altered states of consciousness, to examine other physiological and affective effects of the ritual, and to determine whether these effects varied based on the role the individual performed within the ritual. A multi-method approach was used that utilized various psychological self-report measures, a measure of cognitive functioning, and a measure of physiological stress. The data collection took place at the "Dance of Souls," a ritual conducted on the last day of the annual Southwest Leather Conference in Phoenix, Arizona, in which participants received temporary piercings with hooks or weights attached to the piercings and danced to music provided by drummers. The associated publication, Altered States of Consciousness during an Extreme Ritual, was used to accompany the data in this collection. Users are encouraged to consult the publication for additional information. The data collection includes one de-identified dataset with 164 variables for 83 cases. Demographic variables include sex, gender, pierced vs. non-pierced, and the role the participant played in the ceremony.
Contributors: Ensign, Karl
... The 2016 ASTHO Profile Survey is a survey conducted by the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) to gather information on state, territorial, and freely associated state public health agencies (S/THAs) and their activities, structure, and resources. The survey aims to define the scope of state and territorial public health services, identify variations in practice among public health agencies, and contribute to the development of best practices in governmental public health. The 129-question instrument was disseminated electronically in April 2016 and completed by senior deputies at each S/THA. The survey closed in September 2016; the response rate was 98 percent among the 50 states and D.C., and 97 percent among all states, territories, and freely associated states.
Contributors: United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
... The Juvenile Residential Facility Census (JRFC), which is conducted biennially, collects basic information on juvenile residential facility characteristics, including security, capacity and crowding, injuries and deaths in custody, and facility ownership and operation. The JRFC also includes questions about facility type (such as detention center, training school, ranch, or group home) and residential services provided by the facility (such as independent living, foster care, or other arrangements), and detailed questions about mental health, substance abuse, and educational services provided to young persons. In 2016, the JRFC was divided into seven sections: General facility information Mental health services Educational services Substance abuse services Events in the 30 days prior to the census reference date Deaths in the year prior to the census reference date Space shared with other facilities Congress requires the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) to report annually on the number of deaths of juveniles in custody; the JRFC gathers this information and offers a portrait of the nation's juvenile facilities. The census reference date was the fourth Wednesday in October.
Contributors: Mor, Vincent
... Between August 2009 and July 2011, Vince Mor and colleagues at Brown University's Center for Gerontology and Health Care Research collected information from a nationally representative sample of nursing homes through the use of two separate surveys - an Administrator Survey and a Director of Nursing Survey. The surveys were part of a Program Project grant, Shaping Long-Term Care in America, aimed at capturing the attitudes and practices of providers from a nationally representative sample of U.S. nursing homes for use in addressing the aims of three projects about the impact of state policies, market forces, and organizational factors that impact provider performance and residents' outcomes. The surveys collected information on a variety of different topics, such as hospice, and palliative care, NH staffing, and culture change.