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Indicators of Justice

Measuring the Performance of Prosecution, Defense, and Court Agencies Involved in Felony Proceedings: Analysis and Demonstration

Published 1975

by Sorrel Wildhorn, Marvin Lavin, Anthony H. Pascal, Sandra H. Berry, Stephen P. Klein, Raymond Sinetar, Gerald C. Sumner, G. Uelmen

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The second of two volumes presenting the results of an 18-month study of the use of statistical performance measures in the context of felony proceedings. This volume gives a comprehensive and detailed description of all aspects of the study. It includes a background discussion and literature review; professional views on performance measures; a discussion of a theoretical basis for selecting performance measures; a description of the data collection efforts; how the demonstration jurisdictions were selected; the application of selected performance measures in the two demonstration jurisdictions; the role of criminal case auditing in performance measurement; the methods, procedures, and results of surveying lay participant attitudes; and the general findings and implications of the study. This volume is directed primarily to the criminal justice research community--analysts, academicians, and survey researchers. (See also R-1917-DOJ.)

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