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NCJ Number: 97354 Find in a Library
Title: Grand Jury Report - A Magic Lantern or an Agent of Social Control?
Journal: Justice Quarterly  Volume:2  Issue:1  Dated:(March 1985)  Pages:23-50
Author(s): G P Alpert; T K Petersen
Date Published: 1985
Page Count: 28
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Current literature on the grand jury consists primarily of studies dealing with the indictment process. Since our knowledge about the grand jury is based on such investigations, the purpose of this paper is to evaluate the grand jury's other function: the preparation and issuance of grand jury reports.
Abstract: The report writing function of the grand jury and the surrounding controversy is first examined and then the results of a survey taken to evaluate the impact of grand jury reports in Dade County, Fla. is discussed. Twenty-six footnotes are provided, and the appendix presents a summary table of grand jury authority in the States relating to presentations and reports. (Author abstract modified)
Index Term(s): Florida; Grand juries; Reports; Social control
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