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NCJ Number: 149660 Find in a Library
Title: State and Federal Habeas in Four States (From Habeas Corpus in State and Federal Courts, P 25-34, 1994, Victor E. Flango - See NCJ-149658)
Author(s): V E Flango
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 10
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Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study of habeas corpus petitions filed in State and Federal courts employed a quasi-experimental design to track habeas petitions filed by State prisoners in California, Texas, New York, and Alabama.
Abstract: Sites were selected according to several criteria: absolute number of habeas petitions filed in Federal court; the proportion of habeas petitions to State prisoner population; geographic diversity among sites; States with a death penalty and States without a death penalty; and States having the court records necessary to complete the study. Samples of habeas petitions were drawn from each State's highest criminal courts to ensure a sample that was representative of petitions disposed in the State as a whole. The Advisory Committee of this research effort helped staff identify the data elements required to test key propositions. A coding sheet of minimum essential data elements was prepared, reviewed, refined, and pretested in Arizona. Implications of the pretest for the research design are discussed here. 2 tables and 11 notes
Main Term(s): Courts
Index Term(s): Capital punishment; Corrections; Court reform; Federal courts; Habeas corpus; Research design; State courts
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