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NCJ Number: 63139 Find in a Library
Title: CONGESTION AND DELAY IN THE CRIMINAL COURTS - A SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY
Corporate Author: University of Toronto
Centre of Criminology
Canada
Editor(s): C J MATTHEWS; D E CHUNN
Date Published: 1979
Page Count: 74
Sponsoring Agency: University of Toronto
Toronto, Canada
University of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario M5S 1A1, Canada
Sale Source: University of Toronto
Centre of Criminology
Publications Officer
130 St George Street
Rm 8001
Toronto, Ontario M5S 1A1,
Canada
Language: English
Country: Canada
Annotation: CONGESTION AND DELAY IN THE CRIMINAL COURTS IS THE FOCUS OF THIS CANADIAN BIBLIOGRAPHY CITING WORKS ON SUCH SUBJECTS AS PRELIMINARY HEARINGS, JURY SELECTION, AND DISCOVERY AS FACTORS IN COURT CONGESTION.
Abstract: ORIGINALLY COMPILED TO PROVIDE GENERAL DOCUMENTATION FOR THE COURT DELAY RESEARCH PROJECT, AT THE UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO CENTRE OF CRIMINOLOGY, THIS BIBLIOGRAPHY WAS PUBLISHED IN ADVANCE OF THE PROJECT REPORT TO GIVE RESEARCHERS AND OTHER INTERESTED PERSONS ACCESS TO A REASONABLY CURRENT BIBLIOGRAPHIC REFERENCE TOOL. THE FIRST SECTION OF THE BIBLIOGRAPHY INCLUDES GENERAL REFERENCES ON PROBLEMS OF DELAY, FOLLOWED BY SECTIONS ON SPECIFIC FACTORS WHICH CAN CONTRIBUTE TO OR RELIEVE COURT CONGESTION. ADDITIONAL SECTIONS DISCUSS PLEA BARGAINING AND DIVERSION, DECRIMINALIZATION, AND OTHER ALTERNATIVES TO PROSECUTION. THE ORGANIZATION AND ADMINISTRATION OF COURT WORKLOAD AND RESOURCES IS INCLUDED IN LITERATURE ON CASELOAD MANAGEMENT (REMANDS, SCHEDULING, ETC.), COURT MANAGEMENT (PERSONNEL, ETC.), INFORMATION SYSTEMS, AND TECHNOLOGY. MOST OF THE LITERATURE IS CANADIAN, AMERICAN, AND BRITISH, AND HAS BEEN PUBLISHED SINCE 1970, ALTHOUGH SOME IMPORTANT EARLIER WORKS ARE INCLUDED. OVERALL, THIS BIBLIOGRAPHY EMPHASIZES SCHOLARLY AND ANALYTICAL ITEMS RATHER THAN DESCRIPTIVE ONES, AND SHOULD INTEREST MANY CRIMINAL JUSTICE PRACTITIONERS INCLUDING POLICE, LAWYERS, THE JUDICIARY, COURT PERSONNEL, LIBRARIANS, RESEARCHERS, AND STUDENTS. AN AUTHOR INDEX IS PROVIDED. (AOP)
Index Term(s): Canada; Continuance; Court case flow; Court case flow management; Court delays; Court management; Information Systems and Technology; Pretrial hearings; Remand procedures; Right to speedy trial
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