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Title: Public Image of the Courts, 1977 - Special Publics Data
Corporate Author: US Dept of Justice
Law Enforcement Assistance Admin
United States of America
Date Published: 1979
Page Count: 293
Sponsoring Agency: Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research
Ann Arbor, MI 48106
US Dept of Justice
Washington, DC 20531
Sale Source: Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research
P.O. Box 1248
Ann Arbor, MI 48106
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This codebook presents the results of a study of national attitudes towards courts and justice that was designed to measure perceptions of and experience with local, State, and Federal courts as well as general attitudes toward legal actors and the administration of justice.
Abstract: Study objectives were to (1) determine levels of public knowledge about courts; (2) test reactions to situations which might or might not prevent recourse to courts; (3) determine the incidence, nature, and evaluations of court experience; (4) describe and account for evaluations of court performance; (5) indicate attitudes toward legal actors; and (6) indicate reactions to alternative means of dispute resolution. Two samples were drawn for the study: a 'special publics' sample of judges, lawyers, and community leaders and a national sample of the general public. Sample design and weighting information is provided, file structure and data availability are explored, and study processing procedures are explained. Response frequencies are examined, and guidelines for reading the codebook information are offered. Finally, a variable description list is included. Appendixes provide questionnaires, special public interview sites, and addendum frequencies.
Index Term(s): Attorneys; Federal courts; Judges; Public Opinion of Corrections; Public Opinion of the Courts; State courts
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