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NCJ Number: 40866 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: CALIFORNIA - REPORT TO THE JUDICIAL COUNCIL ON VIDEOTAPE RECORDING IN THE CALIFORNIA CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM SECOND YEAR FINDINGS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
Author(s): ANON
Corporate Author: California Judicial Council
United States of America

Ernest H Short and Associates
United States of America
Date Published: 1976
Page Count: 160
Sponsoring Agency: California Judicial Council
San Francisco, CA 94102
California Office of Criminal Justice Planning
Sacramento, CA 95814
Ernest H Short and Associates
Sacramento, CA 95821
US Dept of Justice
Washington, DC 20531
Type: Best Practice/State-of-the-Art Review
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THE FIRST YEAR OF RESEARCH ON THIS ISSUE FOCUSED ON EVALUATING THE POTENTIAL IMPACT OF VIDEOTAPE ON THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM AND ASSESSING ITS VALUE TO THE CALIFORNIA CRIMINAL COURTS.
Abstract: THE PRIMARY OBJECTIVES OF THE SECOND YEAR OF THIS PROJECT WERE TO DISSEMINATE CURRENT RESEARCH INFORMATION TO THE CALIFORNIA LEGAL COMMUNITY AND TO RECOMMEND SOLUTIONS TO THE BEHAVIORAL AND OPERATIONAL PROBLEMS WHICH MAY RESULT FROM LONG-TERM USE OF VIDEOTAPE IN THE CRIMINAL COURTS. THIS REPORT PROVIDES AN OVERVIEW OF THE FIRST AND SECOND YEARS OF RESEARCH AND THE METHODOLOGY ADOPTED TO MEET THE OBJECTIVES OF THE SECOND YEAR OF RESEARCH. AN EXAMINATION OF THE PRACTICAL AND PROCEDURAL ISSUES INVOLVED IN USING VIDEOTAPE IN THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE PROCESS FOCUSES ON FIVE APPLICATION AREAS: INVESTIGATIVE, ARRAIGNMENT, PRELIMINARY HEARINGS, TRIALS, AND EDUCATION. A DISCUSSION OF THE POTENTIAL EFFECTS ON PARTICIPANTS OF USING VIDEOTAPE CONSIDERS THE IMPACT OF VIDEOTAPE RECORDING ON WITNESS BEHAVIOR, THE IMPACT OF VIDEOTAPE PRESENTATION OF TESTIMONY AND EVIDENCE ON JURORS, AND THE IMPACT OF VIDEOTAPE RECORDING ON LEGAL PARTICIPANT'S BEHAVIOR AND COURTROOM DECORUM. RECOMMENDATIONS ON VIDEOTAPE OPERATION AND PRODUCTION WITHIN THE CALIFORNIA CRIMINAL COURTS ARE PRESENTED IN THE FORM OF A SET OF MINIMUM STANDARDS FOR EQUIPMENT, OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE, TAPE CERTIFICATION, PRODUCTION, LOGGING/INDEXING, AND OPERATOR TRAINING. APPENDED MATERIALS INCLUDE A SIX PAGE BIBLIOGRAPHY, A DESCRIPTION OF THE METHODOLOGY USED TO ASSESS PSYCHOLOGICAL AND BEHAVIORAL EFFECTS DURING THIS PROJECT, A TABULAR OVERVIEW OF VIDEOTAPE EQUIPMENT AND MANUFACTURERS, VIDEOTAPE RECORDING SYSTEM OPERATION CHECKS, A SIX PAGE GLOSSARY OF TECHNICAL TERMS, AND TRAINING COURSE AND LECTURE OUTLINES....ELW
Index Term(s): California; Information dissemination; Management; Standards; Trial procedures; Videotapes
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