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NCJ Number: 10834 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: SYSTEMS STUDY IN COURT DELAY - LEADICS - LAWENGINEERING ANALYSIS OF DELAY IN COURT SYSTEMS V 3 ENGINEERING SECTION
Author(s): ANON
Corporate Author: University of Notre Dame
United States of America
Date Published: 1972
Page Count: 288
Sponsoring Agency: National Technical Information Service
Springfield, VA 22151
University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, IN 46556
US Dept of Justice

US Dept of Justice NIJ Pub
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: NI-70-078
Sale Source: National Technical Information Service
US Dept of Commerce
5285 Port Royal Road
Springfield, VA 22151
United States of America
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THIS PROJECT WAS A SYSTEMS ANALYSIS TO IDENTIFY THE CAUSES AND POSSIBLE CURES OF UNNECESSARY DELAY IN THE PROCESSING OF CRIMINAL CASES IN STATE COURTS.
Abstract: IT UTILIZED BOTH ENGINEERING AND LEGAL SKILLS TO PRODUCE A MATHEMATICAL MODEL OF THE INDIANA CRIMINAL COURT SYSTEM AS IT OPERATES IN SOUTH BEND AND INDIANAPOLIS. THIS SIMULATION MODEL FACILITATES EVALUATION OF THE EFFECTS OF PROPOSED CHANGES IN THE SYSTEM WITHOUT ACTUALLY INCURRING ALL THE COSTS WHICH USUALLY MAKE SUCH EXPERIMENTATION PROHIBITIVE. ALTHOUGH THE STUDY WAS AIMED AT TWO PARTICULAR COURTS, SOME OF THE PROBLEMS RAISED AND TENTATIVELY ANSWERED AND THE SIMULATION PROGRAM ITSELF WILL APPLY, WITH MODIFICATION, TO OTHER COURT SYSTEMS. THE ENGINEERING SECTION CONTAINS AN ANALYSIS OF THE CAUSES OF DELAY IN THE CRIMINAL COURT SYSTEM BY USING MATHEMATICAL MODELING. USING INCREMENTAL TIME FACTORS AS THE DATA CRITERIA, THE REPORT MATHEMATICALLY DESCRIBES CRIMINAL COURT CASE PROCESSING AND LOCATES THOSE SYSTEM ELEMENTS WHEREIN DELAY IS A SUBSTANTIAL PROBLEM. SUGGESTIONS ARE THEN OFFERED FOR THE IMPROVEMENT OF CASE PROCESSING AT THOSE SYSTEM POINTS. SEE ALSO VOLUME 1 (NCJ-10832) - EXECUTIVE SUMMARY, VOLUME 2 (NCJ-10833) LEGAL ANALYSIS, AND VOLUME 4 (NCJ-10835) - APPENDIX. (AUTHOR ABSTRACT MODIFIED)
Index Term(s): Court case flow models; Court delays; Indiana; Information Systems and Technology; Management; Mathematical modeling; Research and development; Research methods; Simulation; Systems analysis; Technology transfer
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