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NCJ Number: 70128 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: Mississippi Court Finance Study - Volume 1 - The Mississippi Justice Courts - Management and Financial Analysis
Corporate Author: Ernest H Short and Associates
United States of America
Project Director: E H Short
Date Published: 1979
Page Count: 138
Sponsoring Agency: Ernest H Short and Associates
Sacramento, CA 95821
Mississippi Judicial Council
Jackson, MS 39201
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
US Dept of Justice
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 78-DF-AX-0215
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This first volume of a six-volume study of the Mississippi court system presents an indepth analysis of the present justice court system in the State, along with an alternative structure.
Abstract: The volume is organized into five sections and a separate support data volume which present and analyze information on the justice court system and recommend alternatives for improving court organization, jurisdiction, procedures, judicial compensation, and financial management (funding and distribution of revenue). Throughout the discussion, reference is made to appendixes which present the extensive data on which the analyses and recommendations are based. The second section presents the study methodology, lending perspective to the subsequent section, which describes the State's existing justice court system. The fourth section presents a pro and con discussion of varying issues associated with the range of options for organizing the justice courts. The concluding section presents alternative scenarios for organizing and funding justice courts and makes recommendations regarding other management areas of the justice courts. Tables, figures, and footnotes are included. For related documents, see NCJ 70129-34.
Index Term(s): Court management; Court personnel; Court reorganization; Financial management; Judge selection; Jurisdiction; Mississippi; Pay rates
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