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NCJ Number: 40995 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: JUSTICE ON APPEAL
Author(s): P D CARRINGTON; D J MEADOR; M ROSENBERG
Date Published: 1976
Page Count: 263
Sponsoring Agency: National Ctr for State Courts
Williamsburg, VA 23185-4147
US Dept of Justice

US Dept of Justice NIJ Pub
Washington, DC 20531
West Publishing Co
St Paul, MN 55164
Sale Source: West Publishing Co
610 Opperman Drive
P.O. Box 64526
St Paul, MN 55164
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THIS BOOK PROPOSES A SYSTEM OF REFORMS AIMED AT IMPROVING THE QUALITY OF JUSTICE ADMINISTERED IN THE APPELLATE COURTS OF THE UNITED STATES AND THE 50 STATES. THE MAIN FAULT IS SEEN AS THE ENORMOUS APPELLATE CASELOAD.
Abstract: THE AUTHORS PROVIDE AN ANALYSIS AND APPRAISAL OF THE ISSUES RAISED IN RECENT RELEVANT LITERATURE. THE TRADITIONAL FUNCTIONS OF APPEAL ARE DESCRIBED AS WELL AS THE QUALITIES OF THE PROCESS WHICH MUST BE MAINTAINED. MEASURES OF EFFICIENCY ARE CONSIDERED, ESPECIALLY WITH REGARDS TO THE AVAILABILITY OF A CENTRAL STAFF AND THE EXPEDITIOUS HANDLING OF CRIMINAL APPEALS. IT IS URGED THAT THE COURT SYSTEMS BE STAFFED WITH ENOUGH JUDGES TO DELIVER TIMELY AND EFFECTIVE DECISIONS. THE PROBLEMS GENERATED BY THE BURGEONING VOLUME OF FEDERAL CASES ARE CLOSELY EXAMINED. THE BOOK CONCLUDES WITH A SUMMARY OF THE NUMEROUS RECOMMENDATIONS....MSP
Index Term(s): Appeal procedures; Appellate courts; Caseloads; Efficiency; Federal courts; Judges; Management; Reform
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