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NCJ Number: 193441 Find in a Library
Title: Prosecutors in State Courts, 2001
Series: BJS Bulletins
Author(s): Carol J. DeFrances Ph.D.
Corporate Author: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Date Published: May 2002
Page Count: 12
Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
Washington, DC 20531
Justice Statistics Clearinghouse/NCJRS
Rockville, MD 20849
NCJRS Photocopy Services
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
Sale Source: NCJRS Photocopy Services
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United States of America

Justice Statistics Clearinghouse/NCJRS
P.O. Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: Agency Summary|PDF|Text
Agency Summary: 
Type: Survey
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report presents findings from the 2001 National Survey of Prosecutors, which was a census of all 2,341 prosecutors' offices that tried felony cases in State courts of general jurisdiction.
Abstract: The study summarizes the number of professionals and support staff employed and the size of budget. Prosecutors responded as to whether they had prosecuted computer crime, had used DNA evidence, and whether they were employed full or part time. Other survey data include special categories of felony offenses prosecuted, types of nonfelony cases handled, number of felony cases closed, number of felony convictions, number of juvenile cases proceeded against in criminal court, and work-related threats or assaults against staff. Highlights include the following: over the past decade prosecutors offices nationwide, on average, experienced increases in their staff size, budget for prosecutorial functions, and population served; two-thirds of prosecutors' offices used DNA evidence during plea negotiations or felony trials in 2001 compared to about half of the offices in 1996; in 2001 about 23 percent of prosecutors' offices assigned prosecutors to handle community-related activities.
Main Term(s): Court statistics
Index Term(s): Budgets; Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS); Court personnel; DNA fingerprinting; Felony; Prosecutors; State courts
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