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NCJ Number: 32957 Find in a Library
Title: COSTS IN CROWN COURTS - A STUDY OF LAWYERS' FEES PAID OUT OF PUBLIC FUNDS
Journal: CRIMINAL LAW REVIEW  Dated:(JANUARY 1976)  Pages:5-41
Author(s): M ZANDER
Corporate Author: Sweet and Maxwell
Marketing Director
United Kingdom
Date Published: 1976
Page Count: 37
Sponsoring Agency: Sweet and Maxwell
London, NW3 3PF, England
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: REPORT OF A STUDY TO DETERMINE THE COST OF PUBLICLY FUNDED CRIMINAL DEFENSE TO BRITISH TAXPAYERS.
Abstract: THE STUDY WAS UNDERTAKEN TO PROVIDE UP-TO-DATE INFORMATION ON HOW MONEY APPROPRIATED TO COVER THE COSTS OF CRIMINAL CASES IS ACTUALLY SPENT. A RANDOM SAMPLE OF 150 LEGAL AID TAXED BILLS OF COSTS WERE DRAWN FROM 12 COURTS - SIX FIRST AND SECOND TIER AND SIX THIRD TIER. CASES WERE COMPARED IN CRIME CLASS CATEGORIES AND CASE LENGTH TO DETERMINE THE REPRESENTATIVENESS OF THE SURVEY. TAX BILLS PREPARED BY THE COURTS IN ALL PUBLICLY SUPPORTED DEFENSE EFFORTS WERE COMPARED FOR THE SAMPLE CASES. THE RESULTS REVEALED THAT MORE COMPLEX TRIALS ARE MORE EXPENSIVE THAN SHORTER AND SIMPLER ONES.
Index Term(s): Cost analysis; Court costs; Great Britain/United Kingdom; Public defenders
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