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  NCJ Number: NCJ 196020     Find in a Library
  Title: State Court Prosecutors in Small Districts, 2001
  Document URL: Text PDF 
  Agency Summary: Agency Summary 
  Author(s): Carol J. DeFrances Ph.D.
  Corporate Author: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
  Date Published: 01/2003
  Page Count: 10
  Series: BJS Special Reports
  Annotation: This report presents results from the 2001 National Survey of Prosecutors (NSP), which collected data on all chief prosecutors that handled felony cases in State courts of general jurisdiction.
  Abstract: The report covers prosecutors' offices that served a district with less than 250,000 population. It summarizes the budgets for prosecutors' offices and profiles their staffs of attorneys, investigators, victim advocates, and support personnel. The report also presents data on threats against staff and prosecution of computer-related crime. The other survey areas include the number of felony cases closed, the use of DNA evidence, and the number of juvenile cases proceeded against in criminal court. Highlights include the following: in 2001 across the Nation an estimated 9 in 10 prosecutors' offices served a district with a population of less than 250,000; 9 out of 10 full-time prosecutors' offices serving districts with a population under 250,000 handled domestic violence and child abuse cases; about 15,500 juvenile cases were proceeded against in criminal court by full-time offices serving districts with a population under 250,000.
  Main Term(s): Court statistics
  Index Term(s): Prosecutors ; Child abuse ; State courts ; Prosecution ; Computer related crime ; Domestic assault ; Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) ; Case processing
  Sale Source: NCJRS Photocopy Services
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  Type: Survey ; Statistics
  Country: United States of America
  Language: English
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