Data for: Identity in Court Decision-Making
SND-ID: 2023-207. Version: 1. DOI: https://doi.org/10.58141/27j7-8606
Ulrika Ahrsjö - Stockholm University, Department of Economics
Susan Niknami - Stockholm University, SOFI
Mårten Palme - Stockholm University, Department of Economics
Stockholm University - Swedish Institute for Social Research (SOFI)
The data set was created for a research project on the effect of judge and other judicial decision-makers' background, in terms of demographics and socioeconomic conditions, on court sentencing outcomes. Its first research paper investigates whether similarities between the defendant and the jurors result in milder sentences, i.e. identity effects.
Data contains personal data
Sensitive personal data
Type of personal data
Pseudonymized personal id
Unit of analysis
Defendants in criminal cases in the Stockholm District Court years 2000-2004
Time period(s) investigated
2000-01-01 – 2004-12-31
Number of individuals/objects
Data format / data structure
- Mode of collection: Transcription
- Time period(s) for data collection: 2015-06-01 – 2015-08-31
- Source of the data: Registers/Records/Accounts
Geographic location: Stockholm Municipality
Geographic description: The Stockholm court administrative area in 2000-2004.
Swedish Institute for Social Research (SOFI)
Stockholm - Ref. 2013-247-31/5
Ahrsjo, Ulrika, Susan Niknami and Mårten Palme. American Economic Journal: Economic Policy (Forthcoming).
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