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NCJ Number: 34415 Find in a Library
Title: CRIMINAL CASEFLOW MANAGEMENT, CHESTER COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA
Author(s): ANON
Corporate Author: American Judicature Soc
United States of America
Date Published: 1976
Page Count: 84
Sponsoring Agency: American Judicature Soc
Chicago, IL 60601-7401
Pennsylvania Governor's Justice Cmssn
Harrisburg, PA 17120
Grant Number: SE-74-C-E2-7-562
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: FINAL REPORT ON A PROJECT TO COLLECT AND ANALYZE DATA RELATING TO CRIMINAL CASE PROCESSING - WITH EMPHASIS ON TIME LAPSES AT VARIOUS STAGES - AND TO DEVELOP RECOMMENDATIONS FOR IMPROVING THE EXISTING SYSTEM.
Abstract: IN ORDER TO ACHIEVE PROJECT GOALS, A RESEARCH STAFF EXAMINED COURT DOCUMENTS AND RECORDS AND INTERVIEWED VARIOUS PARTICIPANTS IN THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM. COMPUTER ANALYSES OF DATA THUS GENERATED INDICATED THOSE STAGES WHICH CONSUMED THE MOST TIME. THE RESULTS OF THE STUDY REVEALED THAT THERE IS A LACK OF EFFECTIVE CASEFLOW MANAGEMENT IN CHESTER COUNTY, RESULTING IN UNCERTAINTY AND DELAY WHICH WAS INTERPRETTED TO BENEFIT THE PROSEUCTION. A NUMBER OF REFORMS ARE RECOMMENDED, BY WHICH THE COURT WOULD ASSUME DIRECT AND EFFECTIVE CONTROL OVER CASEFLOW IN THREE STAGES, BETWEEN FEBRARY AND JULY, 1976. AMONG THESE RECOMMENDATIONS ARE PROPOSALS FOR THE CREATION OF AN ADMINISTRATIVE POLICY AND PROCEDURE COMMITTEE AND THE INSTITUTION OF CONTINUOUS AND CONCURRENT CIVIL AND CRIMINAL CALENDERS.
Index Term(s): Computer aided operations; Court case flow management; Court delays; Court reorganization; Data analysis; Pennsylvania; Reform
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