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English and Welsh Civil and Social Justice Panel Survey: Waves 1-2, 2010-2012

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SN: 7643
Title: English and Welsh Civil and Social Justice Panel Survey: Waves 1-2, 2010-2012
Persistent identifier: 10.5255/UKDA-SN-7643-1
Series: English and Welsh Civil and Social Justice Panel Surveys, 2010-
Depositor: Ministry of Justice
Principal investigator(s): University College London. Faculty of Laws
Data collector(s): Ipsos MORI
Sponsor(s): Legal Services Commission


The citation for this study is:

University College London. Faculty of Laws. (2015). English and Welsh Civil and Social Justice Panel Survey: Waves 1-2, 2010-2012. [data collection]. UK Data Service. SN: 7643,

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Subject Categories

Equality and inequality - Social stratification and groupings
Legislation and legal systems - Law, crime and legal systems
Population studies - Population, vital statistics and censuses
Social attitudes and behaviour - Society and culture
Social indicators and quality of life - Society and culture
Use and provision of specific social services - Social welfare policy and systems


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The English and Welsh Civil and Social Justice Panel Survey (CSJPS) collects data relating to people's experiences of civil justice (or 'justiciable') problems and the strategies they used to resolve them.

The survey is a substantial development of the English and Welsh Civil and Social Justice Survey (CSJS), which was first conducted in 2001, then again in 2004, and on a continuous basis between 2006 and 2009. Respondents to the first wave of the CSJPS, conducted between June and October 2010, were asked about the experience of problems in each of 15 distinct civil justice problem categories: consumer; employment; neighbours; owned housing; rented housing; money; debt; welfare benefits; divorce; problems ancillary to relationship breakdown; domestic violence; education; care proceedings; personal injury, and clinical negligence.

For up to three problems (selected at random, if more than three problems had been experienced), respondents were asked about disputants, problem resolution strategies, advisers consulted, formal dispute resolution processes, how and when problems concluded, the causes and consequences of problems, understanding of rights, and regrets. For one (random) problem, respondents were also asked for detailed information about the steps they had taken to resolve it.

Extensive Demographic and household details were also collected. The fieldwork for the second wave of the CSJPS was carried from winter 2011 (18 months after the Wave 1). The survey was broadly similar to Wave 1. Ongoing problems at the time of the wave 1 interview were also revisited at wave 2, with further details set out in the technical report and questionnaire.
Main Topics:
The main topic of the study is the public's exposure and response to the experience of civil justice problems.

Coverage, universe, methodology

Time period: January 2009 - May 2012 - Interviews sought experience of civil justice problems for the 18 months prior to the interview.
Dates of fieldwork: June 2010 - May 2012 - Wave One: from June 2010 to October 2010; Wave Two: from November 2011 to May 2012
Country: England and Wales
Spatial units: Government Office Regions
Observation units: Individuals
Other units: problems.
Kind of data: Textual data
Numeric data
Alpha/numeric data
Individual (micro) level
Universe: National
All adult respondents in sampled households across 194 postcode sectors of England and Wales.
Time dimensions: Longitudinal/panel/cohort
Wave One was cross-sectional. Wave Two used the sample of respondents from Wave One for longitudinal study and new individuals to reach the overall sample size of around 4,000 interviews.
Sampling procedures: Multi-stage stratified random sample
Wave One: the sample design was based on a two-stage equal-probability sample of addresses, with interviews attempted with all adults at each address.
Wave Two: included both longitudinal (interviewed at Wave One) and freshly sampled individuals in order to maintain the overall sample size at 4,000 interviews (this latter sample was drawn using the same sampling methodology as in Wave One).
Number of units: 3,806 adults in Wave One and 3,911 adults in Wave Two
Method of data collection: Face-to-face interview
Weighting: For weighting details, please see documentation files.

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Administrative and access information

Date of release:
First edition: 17 February 2015
Copyright: Crown copyright material is reproduced with the permission of the Controller of HMSO and the Queen's Printer for Scotland
Access conditions: The depositor has specified that registration is required. Available to all registered users. The depositor may be informed about usage.
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Title File Name Size (KB)
CSJPS Wave One Report 7643_csjps_wave_one_report.pdf 1811
CSJPS Wave Two Summary Findings 7643_csjps_wave_two_summary_findings.pdf 3337
CSJPS Wave Two Technical Report 7643_csjps_wave_two_technical_report.pdf 3736
Study information and citation UKDA_Study_7643_Information.htm 6
READ File read7643.htm 10


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By principal investigator(s):
For Wave One of the survey:

Plesence P., Balmer, N., Patel, A., Cleary, A., Huskinson, T., and Cotton, T. (2011) Civil Justice in England and Wales: Report of Wave 1 of the English and Welsh Civil and Social Justice Panel Survey. London: Legal Services Commission.

For Wave Two of the survey:

Balmer, N. (2013) England and Welsh Civil Justice Panel Survey: Wave 2. London: Legal Services Commission

Cleary, A., and Huskinson, T. (2013) The England and Welsh Civil Justice Panel
Survey: Wave 2 Technical Report
. London: Legal Services Commission and Ipsos MORI

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