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NCJ Number: 31734 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: MULTNOMAH COUNTY (OR) - DISTRICT ATTORNEY'S HIGH IMPACT PROJECT
Corporate Author: Multnomah Cty District Attorney's Office
United States of America
Project Director: H HAAS
Date Published: 1976
Page Count: 16
Sponsoring Agency: Multnomah Cty District Attorney's Office
Portland, OR 97204
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
US Dept of Justice
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 74-DF-10-0107
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: FINAL REPORT ON A PROJECT TO IMPLEMENT A NO-PLEA BARGAINING POLICY IN THE MULTNOMAH COUNTY (OR) DISTRICT ATTORNEY'S OFFICE FOR A TWO-YEAR PERIOD ENDING SEPTEMBER 30, 1975.
Abstract: THE PROJECT WAS UNDERTAKEN IN RESPONSE TO THE MANY PERCEIVED ABUSES OF THE PLEA-BARGAINING PROCESS AND TO THE POOR QUALITY OF CASE PREPARATION AS EVIDENCED BY THE LOW NUMBER OF ORIGINAL CHARGE CONVICTIONS. THE PROJECT SET OUT TO ACHIEVE ITS GOALS THROUGH THE PROVISION OF LEGAL ADVICE AND CASE ASSISTANCE TO POLICE INVESTIGATORS AND THROUGH THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A FELONY REVIEW PANEL, COMPRISED OF POLICE AND PROSECUTORS, THAT REVIEWS ALL FELONY CASES PRIOR TO MAKING THE CHARGING DECISION. THE SELF-EVALUATION METHODOLOGY INVOLVED THE COMPARISON OF STATISTICS TAKEN BEFORE AND DURING THE PROJECT ON CONVICTION RATES, ORIGINAL CHARGE CONVICTIONS, CASE DISPOSITIONS, ETC. RESULTS INDICATE THAT THE PROJECT SUCCESSFULLY RAISED ORIGINAL CHARGE CONVICTION RATES AND REDUCED ACQUITTALS AND INSTANCES OF PLEA-BARGAINING.
Index Term(s): Acquittals; Convictions; Dispositions; Felony; Oregon; Plea negotiations; Prosecution
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