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NCJ Number: 41221 Find in a Library
Title: FEDERAL AND STATE COURT SYSTEMS - A GUIDE
Author(s): F J KLEIN
Date Published: 1977
Page Count: 325
Sponsoring Agency: Ballinger Publishing Co
Cambridge, MA 02138
Sale Source: Ballinger Publishing Co
Harvard Square
17 Dunster Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
United States of America
Type: Historical Overview
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: IN 1957, THE INSTITUTE OF JUDICIAL ADMINISTRATION PUBLISHED A PAMPHLET ENTITLED 'GUIDE TO COURT SYSTEMS' (NCJ-00790).
Abstract: AS STATED IN ITS INTRODUCTION, THE OBJECTIVE WAS TO PRESENT TO THE BEGINNING LAW STUDENT, INTERESTED LAYMEN, AND FOREIGN STUDENTS OF THE UNITED STATES COURTS AN UNCOMPLICATED NARRATIVE REGARDING COURT STRUCTURE AND THE INTERRELATIONSHIP OF STATE AND FEDERAL COURTS. INFORMATION WAS ALSO PROVIDED ON COURT PERSONNEL AND COURT ADMINISTRATION. IN ENLARGING THE BOOKLET INTO THE PRESENT VOLUME, THE AUTHOR TRACES THE DUAL COURT SYSTEM FROM ITS STRUCTURE UNDER THE ARTICLES OF CONFEDERATION TO THE PRESENT DAY, GIVING BOTH HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE AND CONTEMPORARY UNDERSTANDING. DETAILS OF DEVELOPMENT ACROSS THE NATION IN THE ADMINISTRATION OF CIVIL AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE IN BOTH STATE AND FEDERAL COURTS HAVE BEEN ADDED. CIVIL AND CRIMINAL DELAYS IN TRIAL COURTS AND PROBLEMS IN JUVENILE JUSTICE ARE ALSO DESCRIBED. NEW CHAPTERS ON THE GRAND JURY AND THE PETIT JURY ARE INCLUDED; AND WHEREAS PREVIOUSLY ONLY THE NEW YORK COURTS WERE DISCUSSED IN DETAIL, NINE STATES (REPRESENTING VARIOUS SIZES AND GEOGRAPHIC SECTIONS) ARE HIGHLIGHTED. THE FEDERAL COURT SYSTEM IS ALSO EXTENSIVELY DESCRIBED, INCLUDING A NARRATIVE ON DELAY IN THE FEDERAL APPELLATE COURTS AND WHAT IS BEING RECOMMENDED TO REMEDY THIS INCREASING PROBLEM. NUMEROUS TABLES AND DIAGRAMS ILLUSTRATE THE NARRATIVE, AND EACH CHAPTER IS SUPPLEMENTED BY A LIST OF ADDITIONAL READINGS. A FULL GLOSSARY OF TERMS HAS ALSO BEEN ADDED. APPENDED MATERIALS DESCRIBE METHODS OF FINDING PRECEDENT AND PROVIDE INSIGHT INTO FOREIGN CIVIL LAW COURT SYSTEMS. (AUTHOR ABSTRACT)...ELW
Index Term(s): Court personnel; Court structure; Court system; Federal courts; Grand juries; Juries; Jurisdiction; Management; Public education; Public information; State courts; Trend analysis
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