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NCJ Number: 64307 Find in a Library
Title: SOUTH CAROLINA - CASE STATUS REPORT - 1978
Author(s): ANON
Corporate Author: South Carolina Office of the Governor
United States of America
Date Published: 1979
Page Count: 315
Sponsoring Agency: National Criminal Justice Information & Statistics Service
Washington, DC 20531
South Carolina Office of the Governor
Columbia, SC 29211
Grant Number: 78-MU-AX-0026
Type: Report (Annual/Periodic)
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: TABLES PRESENT CROSS-TABULATIONS OF CASE DISPOSITION FOR ALL CASES DOCKETED IN 1978 IN SOUTH CAROLINA AND THOSE CARRIED OVER FROM PREVIOUS YEARS TO ANALYZE THE STATUS OF THE CASE AND THE TIME IT TOOK TO REACH A DISPOSITION.
Abstract: DATA USED FOR THE ANALYSES WERE OBTAINED FROM THE CRIMINAL DOCKET REPORTS SUBMITTED TO THE ATTORNEY GENERAL'S OFFICE. ANALYSES WERE DONE BY CIRCUIT AND FOR THE STATE AS A WHOLE. TO BE CONSISTENT IN THE WAY CASES COUNTED FOR EACH CIRCUIT, EACH DEFENDANT WAS TREATED AS A SEPARATE CASE EVEN THOUGH THE DEFENDANT MAY HAVE BEEN INDICTED AND PROSECUTED AS ONE OF A GROUP. IN THOSE CASES IN WHICH DEFENDANTS HAD MULTIPLE CHARGES AGAINST THEM, THE STATUS OF EACH CHARGE WAS CONSIDERED AND ONE OVERALL STATUS WAS ASSIGNED TO THE CASE BASED ON THE STATUS WITH THE HIGHEST PRIORITY. THE HIERARCHY OF DISPOSITIONS IS AS FOLLOWS: SUCCESSFUL, NOT GUILTY, JUDICIAL DISMISSAL, TRANSFER, NOLLE PROSEQUI, AND PROSECUTION ENDED. LASTLY, ANY CASES WHICH DID NOT HAVE ANY OF THESE DISPOSITIONS WAS TREATED AS PENDING. TABLES PRESENT THE RESULTS OF THE ANALYSES. (WJR)
Index Term(s): Caseload management; Caseloads; Dispositions; South Carolina; State courts
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