skip navigation

PUBLICATIONS

Register for Latest Research

Stay Informed
Register with NCJRS to receive NCJRS's biweekly e-newsletter JUSTINFO and additional periodic emails from NCJRS and the NCJRS federal sponsors that highlight the latest research published or sponsored by the Office of Justice Programs.

NCJRS Abstract

The document referenced below is part of the NCJRS Virtual Library collection. To conduct further searches of the collection, visit the Virtual Library. See the Obtain Documents page for direction on how to access resources online, via mail, through interlibrary loans, or in a local library.

 

NCJ Number: 69195 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: JUDICIAL DEPARTMENT OF ARKANSAS - ANNUAL REPORT, 13TH - 1977 JUDICIAL STATISTICS
Corporate Author: Arkansas Judicial Dept
Office of the Executive Secretary
United States of America
Date Published: 1977
Page Count: 97
Sponsoring Agency: Arkansas Judicial Dept
Little Rock, AR 72201
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
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 1977 ANNUAL REPORT OF THE ARKANSAS JUDICIAL DEPARTMENT CONTAINS STATISTICS FROM THE SUPREME AND OTHER COURTS, OFFICE OF THE PUBLIC DEFENDER, AND OTHERS.
Abstract: THE SUPREME COURT RULED ON 166 CRIMINAL AND 275 CIVIL CASES; CASES TOOK 137 TO 179 DAYS FROM FILING WITH THE SUPREME COURT TO DECISION. REPORTS ARE ALSO PRESENTED ON THE PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT AND OTHER COMMITTEES SUPERVISED BY THE SUPREME COURT. MOST SUPREME COURT CIVIL DECISIONS INVOLVED CONTRACTS, PROPERTY SETTLEMENT, OR WILLS AND TRUSTS. ALMOST 36,000 CASES WERE FILED IN CIRCUIT COURTS, UP 8.59 PERCENT FROM 1976; CIVIL CASELOADS GREW MOST RAPIDLY. CHANCERY COURT CASES INCREASED 4 PERCENT OVER 1976. DISPOSITIONS INCREASED 12 PERCENT IN CIRCUIT COURT (CRIMINAL CASES INCREASING 17 PERCENT) AND 8 PERCENT IN CHANCERY COURT. INCLUDED TABLES LIST CIRCUIT AND CHANCERY COURT JUDGES, POPULATION PER JUDGE, AND COMPARE NUMBERS OF CASES FILED, 1969-1978. PROSECUTING ATTORNEYS, ELECTED FOR 2-YEAR TERMS IN EACH CIRCUIT, COMMENCE ALL CIVIL AND CRIMINAL ACTION CONCERNING THE STATE OR A COUNTY IN THE CIRCUIT, AND ADVISE LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS ABOUT THE LAW. TABLES LIST ARKANSAS PROSECUTING ATTORNEYS. PUBLIC DEFENDERS WERE ESTABLISHED IN 1975 FOLLOWING U.S. SUPREME COURT DECISIONS MANDATING ATTORNEYS FOR INDIGENT DEFENDANTS. PUBLIC DEFENDERS REPRESENTED 3,040 DEFENDANTS IN 1977 AND HANDLED ALMOST 2,500 FELONIES. INFORMATION IS ALSO PRESENTED ON COURT REPORTERS AND CLERKS, COURTS OF LIMITED JURISDICTION AND COMMON PLEAS, PROBATE, MUNICIPAL COURTS, AND OTHERS. MUCH TABULAR INFORMATION IS PROVIDED.
Index Term(s): Arkansas; Court annual reports; Court statistics
To cite this abstract, use the following link:
http://www.ncjrs.gov/App/publications/abstract.aspx?ID=69195

*A link to the full-text document is provided whenever possible. For documents not available online, a link to the publisher's website is provided. Tell us how you use the NCJRS Library and Abstracts Database - send us your feedback.