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NCJ Number: 69509 Find in a Library
Title: JUDICIAL COUNCIL OF CALIFORNIA, PART 1 - JUDICIAL COUNCIL REPORT TO THE GOVERNOR AND THE LEGISLATURE, 1980, AND PART 2 - ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE OF THE CALIFORNIA COURTS - ANNUAL REPORT, 1980 (ISSUED IN TWO PARTS)
Corporate Author: California Judicial Council
United States of America
Date Published: 1980
Page Count: 236
Sponsoring Agency: California Judicial Council
San Francisco, CA 94102
Type: Report (Annual/Periodic)
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THE CALIFORNIA JUDICIAL COUNCIL'S REPORT TO THE 1979/1980 REGULAR SESSION OF THE LEGISLATURE AND THE GOVERNOR, AND THE ANNUAL REPORT OF THE ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE OF THE COURTS FOR THE FISCAL YEAR 1979 ARE REPRINTED.
Abstract: THE JUDICIAL COUNCIL'S REPORT FOCUSES ON THE IMPACT OF CALIFORNIA'S NEW DETERMINATE SENTENCING LAW ON THE JUDICIAL SYSTEM, THE SENTENCING PROCESS, AND PRISON COMMITMENT. SUPERIOR COURT STATISTICS INDICATE THAT AN INCREASE IN THE NUMBER OF GUILTY PLEAS AND A CORRESPONDING DECREASE IN TRIALS WERE OFFSET BY INCREASED APPELLATE COURT WORKLOAD RESULTING FROM THE NEW SENTENCING LAW. AT THE SAME TIME, PRISON COMMITMENT INCREASED NOTICEABLY. THE ANNUAL REPORT OF THE ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE INCLUDES A SUMMARY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTION INITIATED ON THE COUNCIL'S RECOMMENDATION AS WELL AS OF OTHER LEGISLATIVE MEASURES AFFECTING THE ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE. AN EXTENSIVE STATISTICAL SECTION SUPPLIES JUDICIAL DATA (FILINGS, BUSINESS TRANSACTED, BACKLOGS AND DELAYS, ETC.) ON ALL COURT LEVELS. THE APPENDIX FURNISHES ADDITIONAL COURT DATA BY SUPPLYING COMPARATIVE STATISTICS FROM PREVIOUS YEARS.
Index Term(s): California; Court administrators; Court management; Court statistics; State judicial councils
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