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NCJ Number: 66509 Find in a Library
Title: COURT DESIGN - ITS IMPACT ON HUMAN BEHAVIOR PATTERNS AN ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY
Author(s): C T KOEHLER
Corporate Author: Vance Bibliographies
United States of America
Date Published: 1979
Page Count: 11
Sponsoring Agency: Vance Bibliographies
Monticello, IL 61856
Sale Source: Vance Bibliographies
P.O. Box 229
Monticello, IL 61856
United States of America
Type: Bibliography
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THIS BIBLIOGRAPHY CONTAINS 25 ANNOTATED ENTRIES OF WORKS PUBLISHED BETWEEN 1968 AND 1977 ON THE SUBJECT OF ARCHITECTURAL COURT DESIGN AND ITS IMPACT ON HUMAN BEHAVIOR PATTERNS.
Abstract: INCREASING COURT BACKLOGS AND RISING COURT COSTS ARE FELT TO REFLECT THE DIFFICULTIES OF ADAPTING TRADITIONAL JUDICIAL FACILITIES TO CONTEMPORARY COURTROOM NEEDS. THREE GENERAL REASONS FOR SOCIETY'S NEED TO FOCUS ON THE DESIGN OF COURTROOM AND COURTHOUSE FACILITIES ARE (1) EXISTING COURT FACILITIES HAVE NOT BEEN DESIGNED TO COPE WITH THE DISRUPTIVE BEHAVIOR OF EXTREME NONCOMFORMING ELEMENTS; (2) MANY COURT FACILITIES ARE VERY OLD AND DO NOT MEET BASIC OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY STANDARDS; AND (3) ALL COURTROOMS LACK MAXIMUM SAFETY AND EFFICIENCY APPOINTMENTS COMMENSURATE WITH TODAY'S ELECTRONIC AND TECHNOLOGICAL CAPABILITES. MUCH OF THE POOR AND COSTLY UTILIZATION OF COURT FACILITIES EMERGES FROM AD HOC SPACE ALLOCATION, TERRITORIAL PREROGATIVES, AND BASIC CONSERVATISM PREVALENT IN THE JUDICIAL SYSTEM. THE MODEL TO LOOK TO IN TERMS OF COURT DESIGN AND THE UTILIZATION OF TECHNOLOGY IS THE MCGEORGE SCHOOL OF LAW IN SACRAMENTO, CALIF. ADDRESSED IN SEVERAL OF THE BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATIONS. THUS THE BASIC ISSUES ADDRESSED BY THE REFERENCE MATERIALS, STUDIES, AND JOURNAL ARTICLES CITED IN THIS COLLECTION INCLUDE THE DIFFERING DESIGN REQUIREMENTS FOR CRIMINAL, FAMILY, AND CIVIL COURTS; THE RENOVATION OF OLD COURTS; AND FACILITIES FOR WITNESSES. EACH CITATION PROVIDES BIBLIOGRAPHIC INFORMATION AND MOST HAVE ANNOTATIONS. FOOTNOTES ARE PROVIDED. (MRK)
Index Term(s): Architectural design; Courtrooms; Police reform; Space management
Note: ARCHITECTURE SERIES - BIBLIOGRAPHY - A 100
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