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NCJ Number: 154221 Find in a Library
Title: Per-Unit and Per-Transaction Expenditures in the Montana Criminal Justice System
Author(s): D E Olson
Date Published: 1993
Page Count: 49
Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
Washington, DC 20531
Montana Board of Crime Control
Helena, MT 59620-1408
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
NCJRS Photocopy Services
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
Grant Number: 91-BJ-CX-K024
Sale Source: Montana Board of Crime Control
PO Box 201408
3075 North Montana Street
Helena, MT 59620-1408
United States of America

National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
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United States of America

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Document: PDF
Type: Statistics
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Data on expenditures for specific criminal justice activities, agencies, and workloads in Montana were collected to estimate average costs for different components of the criminal justice system.
Abstract: Two measures were used to estimate the average per unit expenditure for individual transactions associated with offender processing. The first measure was a weighted average, where total expenditures were divided by the total workload measure. The second measure was the mean, or each individual unit of government's per workload measure. Weighted average and mean data are provided for each measure of per unit expenditure for law enforcement, court activities, county jails, prisons, and probation. These data are then combined to calculate combined expenditures required to process an offender through Montana's criminal justice system. Supporting expenditure data are tabulated in an appendix. 8 references, 25 tables, and 30 figures
Main Term(s): State crime statistics
Index Term(s): Corrections costs; Cost analysis; Crime costs; Montana; Police expenditures; Prison costs; Probation costs; State criminal justice systems
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