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NCJ Number: 32958 Find in a Library
Title: JUDICIAL INDEPENDENCE IN THE COMPUTER AGE
Journal: JUDICATURE  Volume:59  Issue:8  Dated:(MARCH 1976)  Pages:372-378
Author(s): D WEINSTEIN
Corporate Author: American Judicature Soc
United States of America
Date Published: 1976
Page Count: 7
Sponsoring Agency: American Judicature Soc
Chicago, IL 60601-7401
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: CONSIDERATION OF THE CHALLENGES TO JUDICIAL INDEPENDENCE POSED BY AUTOMATED DATA PROCESSING AND HOW THE JUDICIARY HAS RESPONDED TO THEM.
Abstract: THE PROBLEMS OF JUDICIAL DEPENDENCE ON THE LEGISLATIVE AND JUDICIARY BRANCHES FOR FUNDING OF DATA PROCESSING FACILITIES ARE DISCUSSED. THE THREAT THAT INFORMATION SHARING COULD BRING ABOUT POLITICAL PRESSURE TO SUPPORT LAW ENFORCEMENT OBJECTIVES BASED ON INDIVIDUAL SENTENCING PATTERNS OF INDIVIDUAL JUDGES. SAFEGUARDS ARE SUGGESTED FOR CONTROLLING THE FLOW OF INFORMATION FROM TRIAL COURTS TO LAW ENFORCEMENT COMPUTER SYSTEMS SUCH AS COMPUTERIZED CRIMINAL HISTORIES (CCH) AND THE OFFENDER-BASED TRANSACTION STATISTICS (OBTS) SYSTEMS.
Index Term(s): Computer aided operations; Computerized criminal histories; Information dissemination; Information Systems and Technology; Judicial conduct and ethics; Judicial discretion; Offender-based transaction statistics
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