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NCJ Number: NCJ 213799     Find in a Library
Title: Prosecutors in State Courts, 2005
Series: BJS Bulletins
Author(s): Steven W. Perry
Corporate Author: Bureau of Justice Statistics
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Date Published: 07/2006
Page Count: 12
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Agency Summary: Agency Summary 
Type: Statistics
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report presents findings from the 2005 National Survey of Prosecutors, the latest in a series of data collections about the Nation’s 2,300 State court prosecutors’ offices that tried felony cases in State courts of general jurisdiction.
Abstract: This study provides information on the number of staff, annual budget, and felony cases closed for each office. Information is also available on the use of DNA evidence, computer-related crimes, and terrorism cases prosecuted. Other survey data include special categories of felony offenses prosecuted, types of non-felony cases handled, number of felony convictions, number of juvenile cases proceeded against in criminal court, and work-related threats or assaults against office staff. Highlights of the report include: (1) at least two-thirds of the State court prosecutors had litigated a computer-related crime such as credit card fraud (80 percent), identity theft (69 percent), or transmission of child pornography (67 percent); (2) a quarter (24 percent) of the offices participated in a State or local task force for homeland security and one-third reported an office member attended training on homeland security; and (3) most prosecutors (95 percent) relied on State operated forensic laboratories to perform DNA analysis, with about a third (34 percent) also using privately operated DNA labs. Tables and appendix
Main Term(s): Prosecution
Index Term(s): Felony ; Prosecutors ; Court statistics ; State courts ; Felony courts ; Prosecutor training
   
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