skip navigation

PUBLICATIONS

Register for Latest Research

Stay Informed
Register with NCJRS to receive NCJRS's biweekly e-newsletter JUSTINFO and additional periodic emails from NCJRS and the NCJRS federal sponsors that highlight the latest research published or sponsored by the Office of Justice Programs.

NCJRS Abstract

The document referenced below is part of the NCJRS Virtual Library collection. To conduct further searches of the collection, visit the Virtual Library. See the Obtain Documents page for direction on how to access resources online, via mail, through interlibrary loans, or in a local library.

 

NCJ Number: 31708 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: DESCRIPTIVE PROFILE OF PROSECUTOR OPERATIONS IN THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA IN 1973
Author(s): K B BROSI; B F FORST
Corporate Author: INSLAW
United States of America
Date Published: 1975
Page Count: 64
Sponsoring Agency: INSLAW
Washington, DC 20005
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
US Dept of Justice

US Dept of Justice NIJ Pub
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 74-NI-99-0008
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Statistics
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THIS PAPER DESCRIBES CHARACTERISTICS OF 15,460 ADULT CRIMINAL CASES REVIEWED BY THE U.S. ATTORNEY'S OFFICE IN WASHINGTON, D.C. AND GIVES RESULTS OF A MULTIVARIATE ANALYSIS OF FACTORS WHICH MAY AFFECT PROSECUTION OUTCOME.
Abstract: DATA FOR THIS STUDY WAS OBTAINED FROM THE WASHINGTON, D.C. PROSECUTOR'S MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEM (PROMIS). STATISTICS ON THE 1973 ADULT CRIMINAL CASES ARE PROVIDED WHICH INDICATE CHARACTERISTICS OF THE DEFENDANT, CHARACTERISTICS OF THE OFFENSES, AND THE PROCESSING OF THESE CASES BY THE PROSECUTOR AND THE COURT. THE MULTIVARIATE ANALYSIS WAS UNDERTAKEN TO DETERMINE THOSE VARIABLES, IN THE PROMIS DATA BASE THAT ARE MOST IMPORTANT WITH REGARD TO MAJOR OUTCOMES, SO THAT THESE VARIABLES MAY BE INCLUDED IN LATER, MORE COMPLEX ANALYSES. THIS ANALYSIS WAS DONE FOR OUTCOMES OF MAJOR STAGES IN THE PROSECUTION SYSTEM - INITIAL SCREENING, FELONY INDICTMENT, GUILTY PLEA, DISMISSAL BY PROSECUTOR, DISMISSAL BY JUDGE, OUTCOME AT TRIAL, AND WITNESS PROBLEMS. SEPARATE FINDINGS ARE REPORTED FOR FELONIES AND MISDEMEANORS.
Index Term(s): Computer aided operations; Court information systems; Criminal histories; Data analysis; Defendants; District of Columbia; Offense classification; Prosecution; Prosecutors; Prosecutors Management Information System; Statistical analysis
To cite this abstract, use the following link:
http://www.ncjrs.gov/App/publications/abstract.aspx?ID=31708

*A link to the full-text document is provided whenever possible. For documents not available online, a link to the publisher's website is provided. Tell us how you use the NCJRS Library and Abstracts Database - send us your feedback.