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Title: HOW TO DIAGNOSE WHAT'S WRONG WITH THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM IN YOUR STATE AND WHAT TO DO ABOUT IT - THE ROLE OF THE UPDATED COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS
Author(s): L A ARN; W R BAKER; L DELDUCA
Corporate Author: American Bar Assoc.
United States of America
Date Published: 1977
Page Count: 44
Sponsoring Agency: American Bar Assoc.
Washington, DC 20036
US Dept of Justice
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 77-TA-99-0002
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THE IMPORTANCE OF A CURRENT, UPDATED COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF A STATE'S EXISTING BODIES OF CRIMINAL LAW, RULES, AND PRACTICES AS A BLUEPRINT FOR IMPROVEMENT IS EXPLAINED; EXAMPLES OF SUCH ANALYSES ARE GIVEN.
Abstract: COMPARATIVE ANALYSES WHICH SHOW NOT ONLY THE CURRENT WORDING OF LAWS BUT ACTUAL ENFORCEMENT PRACTICES AND APPLICABLE COURT MODIFICATIONS ARE A NECESSARY BEGINNING TO ANY SERIOUS EFFORT TOWARD IMPROVING A CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM. TO ORGANIZE SUCH A PROJECT, A SPONSORING AGENCY, WHICH OFTEN IS A BAR ASSOCIATION OR A COURT-RELATED GROUP, SHOULD BE CHOSEN. RESEARCH, ADVISORY, AND CLERICAL HELP NEEDED IS DETAILED. THE ANALYSIS CAN BE IN COLUMNAR, NARRATIVE, OR LOOSELEAF BINDER FORM. THE ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES OF EACH ARE GIVEN. THE MAJOR SOURCE OF FUNDING WILL PROBABLY BE THE STATE CRIMINAL JUSTICE PLANNING AGENCY,BUT OTHER OTHER SOURCES ARE OFTEN BAR ASSOCIATIONS, COURT ADMINISTRATORS' OFFICES, LEGISLATURES UNIVERSITIES, AND PRIVATE FOUNDATIONS. ACTUAL IMPLEMENTATION OF A COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS PROJECT IS DESCRIBED IN DETAIL. APPENDIXES CONTAIN A SAMPLE OF OHIO'S COLUMNAR ANALYSIS FORM, NEVADA'S NARRATIVE ANALYSIS, PENNSYLVANIA'S LOOSELEAF NARRATIVE PROJECT, AND THE GRANT APPLICATION TO THE PENNSYLVANIA CRIMINAL JUSTICE PLANNING AGENCY. THE STATUS OF STATE COMPARATIVE ANALYSES AND THEIR RELATIONSHIP TO VARIOUS NATIONAL CRIMINAL JUSTICE STANDARDS ARE GIVEN WITH THE NAME AND ADDRESS OF THE PROJECT DIRECTOR OR MAJOR CONTACT.
Index Term(s): Comparative analysis; Criminal codes; Judicial decisions; Judicial review; Laws and Statutes; Legislation; State laws
Note: FOR OTHER BOOKLETS IN THIS SERIES, SEE NCJ-35326, 35647, 35648, 35649, 35651, 35652, 35653, AND 35656.
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