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NCJ Number: 168267 Find in a Library
Title: Time Intervals for Criminal Proceedings in Magistrates' Courts: February 1997
Corporate Author: Great Britain Lord Chancellor's Dept
Magistrates' Courts Division
United Kingdom
Date Published: 1997
Page Count: 10
Sponsoring Agency: Great Britain Lord Chancellor's Dept
London, SW1E 6QW, England
Sale Source: Great Britain Lord Chancellor's Dept
Magistrates' Courts Division
4th Floor, Selborne House
54-60 Victoria Street
London, SW1E 6QW,
United Kingdom
Type: Statistics
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: This bulletin presents the results from the first time intervals survey of 1997; it covers all indictable cases completed in magistrates' courts during the third week of February 1997.
Abstract: The bulletin is divided into three sections. The first section describes the results of the February survey and compares the aggregated results from the latest three surveys with those from similar periods in previous years. The second section contains tables of the results of this and past years, and the third section contains methodological notes and additional information. Major findings of the survey were: (1) The average time from offense to completion for defendants in indictable cases at magistrates' courts rose to 138 days from 134 days in the previous February and 132 days in February 1995; (2) The increase over February 1996 was due to a rise in the average time from first listing to completion; (3) The average number of adjournments per case rose to 2.8 in February 1997 from 2.6 in February 1996 and February 1995; and (4) The average length of adjournments was 23 days in February 1997, the same as in February 1996 although shorter than the 25 days recorded in each February survey from 1993 to 1995. The proportion of cases completed on first listing fell to 18 percent in February 1997 from 19 percent a year earlier and in February 1995. Figures, tables
Main Term(s): Foreign corrections statistics
Index Term(s): Corrections in foreign countries; Court management; Courts; Criminal justice statistics; Criminal justice system effectiveness; England; Foreign courts; Wales
Note: Lord Chancellor's Department Information Bulletin. No 2/97. US Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics, International Crime Statistics Program
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