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NCJ Number: 40433 Find in a Library
Title: CITIZENS' HANDBOOK ON MAINE COURTS - CRIMINAL COURTS TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE PROJECT
Corporate Author: American University
Institute for Studies in Justice and Social Behavior
United States of America
Editor(s): E J SCHOENBAUM
Date Published: 1976
Sponsoring Agency: American University
Washington, DC 20016
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
US Dept of Justice
Washington, DC 20531
Contract Number: J-LEAA-013-76
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: MANUAL IS AIMED AT ASSISTING RESIDENTS OF MAINE IN BETTER UNDERSTANDING THEIR COURTS AND IN HELPING THEM IMPROVE THE ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE.
Abstract: THIS BOOKLET EXPLAINS THE COMPLEX LANGUAGE AND TECHNOLOGY OF COURT OPERATIONS IN A MANNER THAT THE AVERAGE CITIZEN CAN UNDERSTAND. IT DESCRIBES HOW A BILL BECOMES LAW, THE ADVERSARY SYSTEM, LITIGATION PROCESS, AND JURY SYSTEM. IT STATES HOW COURTS ARE FUNDED AND GOES INTO THE SCOPE OF JUDICIAL POWERS. SEVERAL CHARTS ARE INCLUDED ON THE RATIO OF JUDGES TO THE POPULATION, THE ORGANIZATION OF DISTRICT COURTS, AND THE NUMBER OF COURTS BY JURISDICTION....BS
Index Term(s): Judicial process; Maine; Public education; State courts; Technical assistance reports
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