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NCJ Number: 40782 Find in a Library
Title: ASSESSMENT OF VIDEOTAPE IN THE CRIMINAL COURTS
Journal: BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY LAW REVIEW  Volume:1975  Issue:2  Dated:(1975)  Pages:423-465
Author(s): E H SHORT; B T FLORENCE; M A MARSH
Corporate Author: Brigham Young University
United States of America
Date Published: 1975
Page Count: 43
Sponsoring Agency: Brigham Young University
Provo, UT 84601
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THIS ARTICLE REPORTS ON A CALIFORNIA STUDY TO ASSESS THE IMPACT AND COSTS OF THE ADAPTATION OF VIDEOTAPE TECHNOLOGY FOR USE IN CRIMINAL COURTS.
Abstract: THE STUDY WAS UNDERTAKEN TO DEFINE VIDEOTAPE APPLICATIONS AND DEVELOP EQUIPMENT CONFIGURATIONS AND OPERATIONAL PROCEDURES; EVALUATE THE IMPACT OF VIDEOTAPE TECHNOLOGY ON COURT OPERATIONS AND PARTICIPANT BEHAVIOR; AND DEVELOP COST ANALYSES FOR VIDEOTAPE APPLICATIONS. THE REPORT IS DIVIDED INTO FOUR PARTS. THE FIRST ADDRESSES THE VIDEOTAPE SYSTEM -- EQUIPMENT SYSTEMS AND CONFIGURATIONS, THE RECORDING ENVIRONMENT, AND PRODUCTION TECHNIQUES. THE SECOND PART ASSESSES THE PSYCHOLOGICAL AND BEHAVIORAL IMPACTS OF VIDEOTAPE ON JUDGES,WITNESSES, AND ATTORNEYS. PART THREE PRESENTS THE NONBEHAVIORAL IMPACTS OF VIDEOTAPE, SUCH AS FINANCIAL,PROCEDURAL, CONSTITUTIONAL, AND ADMINISTRATIVE ISSUES RAISED BY IMPLEMENTATION OF THE TECHNOLOGY. PART FOUR SUMMARIZES PROJECT CONCLUSIONS, DISCUSSES LONG-RANGE IMPACT, AND PRESENTS RECOMMENDATIONS FOR FUTURE STUDIES.(AUTHOR ABSTRACT MODIFIED)...EB
Index Term(s): Behavior; California; Cost analysis; Research and development; Specifications; Trial courts; Videotapes
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