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The Resource National Evaluation of the Violent Offender Incarceration/Truth-in-Sentencing Incentive Grant Program, 1996-1999, Susan Turner, Terry Fain, Peter W. Greenwood, Elsa Y. Chen, James R. Chiesa, (electronic resource)

National Evaluation of the Violent Offender Incarceration/Truth-in-Sentencing Incentive Grant Program, 1996-1999, Susan Turner, Terry Fain, Peter W. Greenwood, Elsa Y. Chen, James R. Chiesa, (electronic resource)

Label
National Evaluation of the Violent Offender Incarceration/Truth-in-Sentencing Incentive Grant Program, 1996-1999
Title
National Evaluation of the Violent Offender Incarceration/Truth-in-Sentencing Incentive Grant Program, 1996-1999
Statement of responsibility
Susan Turner, Terry Fain, Peter W. Greenwood, Elsa Y. Chen, James R. Chiesa
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This study evaluated the Violent Offender Incarceration/Truth-in-Sentencing (VOI/TIS) incentive grant program enacted in 1994. The program provided grants to states to be used to increase the capacity of state correctional systems to confine serious and violent offenders. This national evaluation addressed four broad areas: (1) How had the federal government implemented the law? How much money had been made available and what were the criteria for disbursement? (2) How had the states reacted legislatively to the law? Did states adopt truth-in-sentencing or statutes having equivalent effect? (3) How had the state VOI/TIS money been spent and for what? How much did it increased prison capacities? (4) Did the law increase the number of admissions, length of sentences, and terms served for violent offenders? In addition to these four major areas, the study looked at related areas of interest, such as the impact of VOI/TIS and other "get tough" legislation on prosecutorial and judicial attitudes, policies, and practices. It also examined state spending on corrections, particularly for construction. The researchers collaborated with the American Correctional Association (ACA), the American Prosecutors Research Institute (APRI), and the Justice Management Institute (JMI) to conduct special surveys among state correctional officials, prosecutors, and judges. The ACA surveyed state departments of correction in the summer of 1998. States were asked to indicate the extent of changes in a number of prison operations and activities since 1996, when VOI/TIS funds became available. In the summer of 1999 the APRI surveyed prosecutors nationwide to ascertain their perceptions of the effects of "get tough" legislation (including TIS) on a number of dimensions. In the fall of 1999, the JMI surveyed judges nationwide on their impressions of the effectiveness of several "get tough" measur... Cf.: http://dx.doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR03336
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Additional physical form
Also available as downloadable files.
Cataloging source
ICPSR
Characteristic
combination
Date time place
Start: 1996; and end: 1999
Funding information
United States Department of Justice. NationalInstitute of Justice.
Geographic coverage
United States.
Government publication
unknown if item is government publication
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1970-
  • 1949-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Turner, Susan
  • Fain, Terry
  • Greenwood, Peter W
  • Chen, Elsa Yee-Fang
  • Chiesa, James
  • Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research
Series statement
ICPSR
Series volume
3336
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Correctional reforms
  • Criminal justice system
  • Imprisonment
  • Legislative impact
  • Offenders sentencing
  • Program evelaution
  • Sentencing
  • Sentencing guidelines
  • Sentencing reforms
  • State correctional facilities
Target audience
specialized
Label
National Evaluation of the Violent Offender Incarceration/Truth-in-Sentencing Incentive Grant Program, 1996-1999, Susan Turner, Terry Fain, Peter W. Greenwood, Elsa Y. Chen, James R. Chiesa, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Title from ICPSR DDI metadata of 2006-09-15
Antecedent source
unknown
Color
mixed
Contents
Part 1: American Correctional Association Survey Data; Part 2: American Prosecutors Research Institute Survey Data; Part 3: Justice Management Institute Survey Data
Control code
MIU01000000000000005047644
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
ICPSR Version, 2006-03-30.
File format
multiple file formats
Level of compression
unknown
Note
MU: Records downloaded from ICPSR site on Dec. 8, 2009.
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (MiAaI)ICPSR03336
  • (OCoLC)ocm61154121
  • (MiAaI)ICPSR03336
  • (OCoLC)ocm61154121
System details
Mode of access: Internet
Type of computer file
3 data files + machine-readable documentation (PDF) + SAS setup file(s) + SPSS setup file(s) + Stata setup file(s) + SAS transport + SPSS portable + Stata system.
Label
National Evaluation of the Violent Offender Incarceration/Truth-in-Sentencing Incentive Grant Program, 1996-1999, Susan Turner, Terry Fain, Peter W. Greenwood, Elsa Y. Chen, James R. Chiesa, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
Title from ICPSR DDI metadata of 2006-09-15
Antecedent source
unknown
Color
mixed
Contents
Part 1: American Correctional Association Survey Data; Part 2: American Prosecutors Research Institute Survey Data; Part 3: Justice Management Institute Survey Data
Control code
MIU01000000000000005047644
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
ICPSR Version, 2006-03-30.
File format
multiple file formats
Level of compression
unknown
Note
MU: Records downloaded from ICPSR site on Dec. 8, 2009.
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (MiAaI)ICPSR03336
  • (OCoLC)ocm61154121
  • (MiAaI)ICPSR03336
  • (OCoLC)ocm61154121
System details
Mode of access: Internet
Type of computer file
3 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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