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Title: STATE COURT CASELOAD STATISTICS - ANNUAL REPORT, 1975
Corporate Author: National Ctr for State Courts
United States of America
Project Director: L A JENSEN
Date Published: 1979
Page Count: 270
Sponsoring Agency: National Criminal Justice Information & Statistics Service
Washington, DC 20531
National Ctr for State Courts
Williamsburg, VA 23185-4147
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Grant Number: 76-SS-99-6002
Publication Number: SD-C-5
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Statistics
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THIS ANNUAL REPORT FROM THE NATIONAL COURT STATISTICS PROJECT IS THE FIRST DOCUMENT EVER PUBLISHED CONTAINING STATISTICAL CASELOAD DATA COMPILED ON A NATIONAL BASIS FROM THE ANNUAL REPORTS OF EACH STATE COURT SYSTEM.
Abstract: IT IS THE FIRST STEP IN ESTABLISHING WITHIN THE NATIONAL CENTER FOR STATE COURTS A PERMANENT DATA BASE OF STATE COURT CASELOAD STATISTICS. THE PREPARATION OF THE REPORT WAS CLOSELY SUPERVISED BY THE CONFERENCE OF STATE COURT ADMINISTRATORS AND INCLUDES APPELLATE COURT DATA FROM 50 STATES AND THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, GENERAL JURISDICTION COURT DATA FROM 44 STATES AND THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, AND SELECTED CATEGORIES OF LIMITED JURISDICTION COURT DATA. THE REPORT CONSISTS OF TWO MAJOR SECTIONS. PART I (WHICH FOLLOWS AN INTRODUCTION DESCRIBING THE GOALS, SCOPE, AND METHODOLOGY OF THE NATIONAL COURT STATISTIC PROJECT) INCLUDES ALL THE SUMMARY TABLES OF 1975 STATE COURT CASELOAD ALONG WITH EXPLANATORY TEXT. APPELLATE COURT DATA ARE INTERPRETED SEPARATELY FROM GENERAL JURISDICTION COURT DATA. APPELLATE COURT TABLES DISPLAY TOTAL CASEFLOW FOR ALL COURTS, COMPARATIVE CASEFLOW FOR COURTS OF LAST RESORT AS WELL AS FOR COURTS OF LAST RESORT IN STATES WITH AND IN STATES WITHOUT INTERMEDIATE APPELLATE COURTS, AND COMPARATIVE CASEFLOW FOR INTERMEDIATE APPELLATE COURTS. SEPARATE BREAKDOWNS OF TOTAL CASELOAD INTO CIVIL AND CRIMINAL DATA FOR APPELLATE COURTS AND TIME-TO-DISPOSITION DATA ARE ALSO PRESENTED. SUMMARY TABLES FOR GENERAL JURISDICTION COURTS DISPLAY TOTAL CASEFLOW AS WELL AS BREAKDOWNS INTO CIVIL, CRIMINAL, AND JUVENILE CASELOAD. CIVIL CASEFLOW IS BROKEN DOWN INTO SUBCATEGORIES WHENEVER AVAILABLE. SOME TABLES INCLUDE LIMITED JURISDICTION COURT DATA WHERE AVAILABLE. CRIMINAL CASEFLOW IS ALSO BROKEN INTO SUBCATEGORIES, WITH SEPARATE CHARTS SHOWING FELONY CASEFLOW AND CRIMINAL DISPOSITIONS. JURY TRIAL DATA ARE PRESENTED WHEN THEY ARE AVAILABLE. PART II OF THE ANNUAL REPORT CONTAINS INDIVIDUAL STATE PROFILES OUTLINING THE STRUCTURE OF THE STATE COURT ORGANIZATION AND SUBJECT MATTER JURISDICTION OF EACH COURT. SEPARATE TABLES WITHIN EACH PROFILE DISPLAY AVAILABLE DATA FROM EACH STATE FOR EACH APPELLATE COURT, FOR EACH LEVEL OF GENERAL JURISDICTION COURT, AND FOR SELECTED CASE CATEGORIES IN LIMITED JURISDICTION COURTS. THESE PROFILE TABLES ARE THE SOURCE OF THE STATISTICS THAT ARE COMPILED IN THE SUMMARY TABLES IN PART I. THREE APPENDIXES PRESENT SOURCES OF THE 1975 DATA, THE ESTIMATION PROCEDURES USED IN THE STATISTICAL COMPUTATIONS, AND THE UNIT OF COUNT USED IN GENERAL JURISDICTION COURTS. A GLOSSARY EXPLAINS THE IMPORTANT TERMS USED THROUGHOUT THE DOCUMENT. (AUTHOR ABSTRACT)
Index Term(s): Court case flow management; Court management; Court statistics; State courts; Statistical analysis
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