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NCJ Number: 156756 Find in a Library
Title: Cost Analysis of the Impact of the Institution of the Rapid Indictment Program
Corporate Author: Cincinnati City Manager's Office
United States of America
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 19
Sponsoring Agency: Cincinnati City Manager's Office
Cincinnati, OH 45202
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Document: PDF
Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: A cost analysis of the establishment of the Rapid Indictment Program (RIP) for felony offenses in Cincinnati concludes that the program is both efficient and cost- effective.
Abstract: The program eliminates all preliminary hearings and takes cases directly to the grand jury and RIP Unit. As a result, the Police Division saves on the costs associated with thousands of annual court appearances. An analysis of police records revealed an annual reduction or redirection of expenditures totaling more than $752,000. Without the redirected efforts, annual benefits of about $631,000 should be achieved. Most of the benefit results from the 86 percent reduction in the number of court appearances by police officers; the rest resulted from a combination of the effects of RIP and the implementation of schedule rotations. A difference in average cost per court appearance resulted form the relative redistribution of on-duty versus off-duty court appearances. Other benefits of RIP include the reduction in the average amount of time that an officer spends in a court appearance and the reduction in the ratio of earned hours to actual hours worked. Tables and figures
Main Term(s): Police policies and procedures
Index Term(s): Alternative court procedures; Cost analysis; Indictment; Law enforcement costs; Ohio
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