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NCJ Number: 32959 Find in a Library
Title: INDEPENDENCE V ACCOUNTABILITY
Journal: JUDICATURE  Volume:59  Issue:8  Dated:(MARCH 1976)  Pages:379-383
Author(s): L L BERG; L J FLYNN
Corporate Author: American Judicature Soc
United States of America
Date Published: 1976
Page Count: 5
Sponsoring Agency: American Judicature Soc
Chicago, IL 60601-7401
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: DISCUSSION OF THE CLASH BETWEEN ADVOCATES OF JUDICIAL INDEPENDENCE AND JUDICIAL ACCOUNTABILITY CAUSED BY THE CALIFORNIA DECISION TO IMPLEMENT COMPUTERIZED DATA COLLECTION FOR THE ENTIRE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM.
Abstract: THE EMERGENCE OF THE OBTS (OFFENDER-BASED TRANSACTION STATISTICS) SYSTEM AND THE SOURCE OF THE CONFLICT IN THE LAW GOVERNING IT ARE EXAMINED. THE EFFECTS OF THE LAW ON THE JUDGES ROLE AND POSSIBLE MISUSE OF INFORMATION TO EFFECT RE-ELECTION OF JUDGES ARE ALSO DISCUSSED. COURT OBSERVATION AND PROFESSIONAL MONITORING BY THE BAR ARE SUGGESTED AS POSSIBLE ALTERNATIVE METHODS FOR OBTAINING DATA ON THE COURT SYSTEM WITHOUT STATISTICAL ANALYSIS.
Index Term(s): Accountability; California; Computer aided operations; Judges; Offender-based transaction statistics
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