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


Public Health


Spells and Careers

The politics of using admin data

Data sharing agreements

Potentials and Pitfalls


Assessing the Quality of the Data