Sources, with links where available. Most (though not all) of the sources for which there are no links are on reserve in the library; this is noted and the call numbers listed for these items.
1. As published: Judicial Business of the U.S. Courts - Caseload Statistics.
2. In raw form:
Raw data in Stata format.Codebook.
Also available year by year, in SPSS format, from the ICPSR (www.icpsr.umich.edu).The study numbers are: 1970-2000: Study 8429; 2001: Study 3415; 2002: Study 4059; 2003: Study 4026; 2004: Study 4348
3. In web-queryable form: Teddy. Query engine sponsored by Ted Eisenberg and Kevin Clermont, Cornell Law School
4. Related data:
5. Articles/Studies using AO data:
Click here for a list of all BJS datasets archived at ICPSR,
1. Tort trials concluded in Federal district courts
a. Raw data:See I.A.2, above. b. Published reports
2. Civil rights complaints (non-inmate)a. Raw data:Federal Justice Statistics Program Data, 1978-1994 (ICPSR 9296)b. Published reports
3. Inmate cases
a. Raw dataSee I.A.2, above, and the Technical Appendix to Schlanger, Inmate Litigation.b. Published reports
4. Criminal Data, Including on Trials 1. Raw data:
2. Published Bureau of Justice Statistics Reports 1. Electronic versions:
2. Paper versions only (available in the library on reserve):
1. Raw data:
2. Published reports
1. Raw data:
1. Raw data: Unavailable2. Published reports
1. Raw data:Federal Judicial Center's data on 54 district court's use of ADR referrals (38 districts are complete for 1998-2005). Data made available courtesy of the Federal Judicial Center.
2. Published reportsDonna Stienstra, Demonstrating the Possibilities of Providing Mediation Early and by Court Staff: The Western District of Missouri’s Early Assessment Program, in Court-Annexed Mediation: Critical Perspectives on Selected State and Federal Programs (Edward J. Bergman & John G. Bickerman eds., 1998 A.B.A. Sec. Disp. Resol. 251).
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Click here for an overview: Each linked publication includes numerous tables, available if you follow the link in worksheet format.
1. Raw data
2. Reports: All civil trials
3. Reports: Contract trials
4. Reports: Tort trials
See posted trial trends data
1. Raw data (data are generously made available by the Court Statistics Project of the National Center for State Courts).
2. Other data (not available in electronic form)
3. Articles and reports
2. BJS Publications
The RAND ICJ jury verdict database includes all state trial courts of general jurisdiction in the states of California and New York; Cook County, Illinois (Chicago); the St. Louis, Missouri, metropolitan area; and Harris County, Texas (Houston), from 1985 on.1. Raw Data, available via ICPSR (Unfortunately, only some of the RAND data are publicly available in raw form)
2. RAND ReportsA full annotated bibliography of ICJ reports is here. The most relevant reports seem to be:
1. Raw Data
2. Published articles, etc.
3. Examinations/Explanations of the Vanishing Trial Phenomenon
4. Articles on Topics Related to the Vanishing Trial Phenomenon
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