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NCJ Number: 141872 Find in a Library
Title: Felony Defendants in Large Urban Counties, 1990
Author(s): P Z Smith
Corporate Author: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Date Published: 1993
Page Count: 28
Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
Washington, DC 20531
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
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Document: PDF
Type: Report (Annual/Periodic)
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The National Judicial Reporting Program (NJRP) collects data biennially from State felony courts in large urban counties to provide national estimates on the number of felony convictions and the types of sentences imposed, as well as detailed criminal histories and information on pretrial processing.
Abstract: The 1990 survey collected data for and tracked for up to one year approximately 14,000 felony cases filed in 39 counties during May 1990. The characteristics of felony defendants studied here included most serious arrest charge, race and sex, and age at arrest. Criminal history factors tabulated in this report included criminal justice status at time of arrest, number of prior arrest charges, and number of prior convictions and prior felony convictions. Pretrial release rates, median bail amounts, and statistics on failure to appear are presented as well. The report covers adjudication rates by outcome and specific arrest offense. The final section summarizes statistics on sentencing, and tabulates time from conviction to sentencing for convicted defendants, most severe type of sentence, and mean and median sentences to incarceration and probation. 24 tables and 1 appendix
Main Term(s): Felony courts
Index Term(s): Conviction rates; Criminal histories; Offense statistics; Pretrial release; Sentencing trends; Statistics
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