Data Tape for the RAND 1976 Survey of California Prison Inmates

by Mark A. Peterson, Suzanne Polich, Jan M. Chaiken


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Data collected by a survey of 624 California prisoners and analyzed as described in R-2200, [Doing Crime: A Survey of California Prison Inmates], are being made available to the public for secondary analysis. This Note documents the contents of the data tape, which include self-report information from the respondents about their criminal behavior prior to incarceration, drug use, economic and social circumstances, and psychological characteristics.

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