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Author(s): F M Wong
Date Published: 1973
Page Count: 165
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Type: Training (Aid/Material)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The author explains how judicial facilities can better manage their limited space.
Abstract: The problem of poor space allocation does not arise after a facility is occupied; rather, it is rooted in the manner in which most facilities are created. Most States still rely on local entities to implement construction without a statewide or regional plan, the result being discordant functioning among departments within a court complex. Typically, they allocate space on a first-come, first-serve basis, without regard for overall priorities and operational relationships. This can be illustrated using the following scenario: a rise in crime creates public demand for more police protection; money is spent to hire more police; arrests go up, but no one knows what to do about the increased court caseload. The content of this handbook was drawn from a 1970-1972 study of New York county judicial facilities. Chapters move progressively from conceptual to methodological to specific applicational issues--from a definition of the space "shortage" to assessing space and manpower to courthouse security and other considerations. 27 tables, 28 figures
Main Term(s): Court facilities
Index Term(s): Court management; Court security; Interagency cooperation; Space management
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