Combining and Integrating Administrative Data to Analyze
Criminal and Juvenile Justice Outcomes

 October 13, 2006

Robert M. Goerge, Ph.D.

BJS/JRSA 2006 National Conference
Denver, Colorado

Outline of the talk

What is an IDB?

Administrative Data Record-Linkage

Identifiers used for matching

Criminal and Juvenile Justice

Child welfare system data

More Data - Mental health

And more data - welfare, FS, medical

Health and mental health

School information

Employment

Public Health

Example

Spells and Careers

The politics of using admin data

Data sharing agreements

Potentials and Pitfalls

Disadvantages

Assessing the Quality of the Data