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  NCJ Number: NCJ 234938     Find in a Library
  Title: State Court Caseload Statistics: An Analysis of 2008 State Court Caseloads
  Author(s): Shauna M. Strickland ; Chantal G. Bromage ; Sarah A. Gibson ; Ashley N. Mason
  Corporate Author: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America

Conference of State Court Administrators
United States of America

National Ctr for State Courts
Court Statistics and Information Management Project
United States of America
  Date Published: 2010
  Page Count: 146
  Annotation: This on-line reference volume presents high-quality, baseline information on State court structure, jurisdiction, reporting practices, and caseload volume and trends for 2008.
  Abstract: Five types of information are required for appropriate caseload statistics: counts of pending, incoming and outgoing cases; the method by which the count is taken (i.e., the unit of count that constitutes a case and the point at which the count is taken); the composition of the counting categories (the specific case types that are included); court structure and jurisdiction to decide cases; and statistical adjustments that enhance the comparability and usefulness of case contents. Composition refers to the construction of caseload reporting categories that contain similar case types for which counts are taken of pending, incoming, or outgoing cases. Once a standard is defined for the types of cases that belong in a category, it is possible to compare court caseloads. Court structure and jurisdiction to decide cases indicate whether a count includes all of the relevant cases for a given locality or States. Adjustments help make counts of cases more interpretable. Incoming cases per 100,000 population provide a standard measure of caseload levels that adjusts for differences in population among the States. The data are presented in figures and tables that pertain to the jurisdiction and State court reporting practices. Data for State court caseloads encompass trial courts and appellate courts. Appended methodology, sources of 2008 State court caseload statistics, and State populations
  Main Term(s): Court statistics
  Index Term(s): Caseloads ; State courts ; Caseload management ; Court management ; BJS grant-related documents
  Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
  Grant Number: 2009-BJ-CX-K057
  Publication Number: ISBN 978-0-89656-278-6
  Sale Source: National Ctr for State Courts
Court Statistics and Information Management Project
300 Newport Avenue
Williamsburg, VA 23185
United States of America
  Type: Statistics
  Country: United States of America
  Language: English
   
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