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Title: Implementation of Title 1 of the Speedy Trial Act of 1974, Fifth Report
Corporate Author: Administrative Office of the United States Courts
United States of America
Date Published: 1980
Page Count: 211
Sponsoring Agency: Administrative Office of the United States Courts
Washington, DC 20544
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
Type: Statistics
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The fifth report on the implementation of the Speedy Trial Act of 1974 statistically summarizes the experience of the U.S. district courts operating under the provisions of Title I of the Speedy Trial Act from July 1, 1976 to June 30, 1979.
Abstract: It analyzes the experiences of the district courts in meeting the time limits specified under the act for the following intervals in the criminal trial process: arrest to indictment, indictment to arraignment, arraignment to trial, and conviction to sentencing. Appendixes constituting the bulk of the report contain comprehensive statistical data on each district court's experience in meeting the time limits specified for the four intervals during the 3-year period. Incidences of excludable delay during the period covered are also appendaed. The report analyzes the degree of compliance achieved by district courts for each interval in meeting the gradually decreased time intervals specified by the Speedy Trial Act. Other sections of the text discuss (1) the effect of the Speedy Trial Act on the status of criminal dockets; (2) the incidence of and reasons for periods of delay; (3) the percentage of defendants detained in custody 90 days or less prior to trial, dismissal, or entry of plea; (4) cases disposed of by plea or trial, and (5) the impact of the Speedy Trial Act on costs, juror utilization, criminal trials, indictments, conviction rates, and the civil caseload.
Index Term(s): Court case flow; District Courts; Right to speedy trial; Speedy Trial Act of 1974
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