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NCJ Number: 228944 Find in a Library
Title: Felony Defendants in Large Urban Counties, 2006
Series: BJS Bulletins
Author(s): Thomas H. Cohen Ph.D.; Tracey Kyckelhahn, M.A.
Corporate Author: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Date Published: May 2010
Page Count: 41
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
Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
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: https://www.bjs.gov/index.cfm?ty=pbdetail&iid=2193 
Type: Statistics
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report presents data collected from a representative sample of felony cases file in the Nation’s 75 most populous counties during May 2006.
Abstract: To provide a complete overview of the processing of felony defendants from filing to disposition and sentencing, non-murder cases are tracked for 1 year and murder cases are tracked for 2 years. Data collected include current arrest charges, demographic characteristics, prior arrests and convictions, criminal justice status at time of arrest, type of pretrial release or detention, bail amount, court appearance record, adjudication outcome, and conviction sentence received. This periodic report has been published biennially since 1990. Highlights from the report include the following: (1) about a fourth of felony defendants were charged with a violent offense in 2006; (2) forty-three percent of felony defendants had at least one prior felony conviction; and (3) about a third of released defendants committed some form of pretrial misconduct including 18 percent who were rearrested for a new offense committed while they awaited disposition of their case. Figures, tables, and appendix (Published Abstract)
Main Term(s): Felony
Index Term(s): Adult felony system; Case processing; Felony courts; State courts; Urban criminality
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