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  • Compendium of Federal Justice Statistics, 2002 (BJS) (September 2004) This report presents national-level statistics describing characteristics of persons processed and the distribution of case processing outcomes at each major stage of the Federal criminal justice system.

  • Justice Expenditure and Employment in the United States, 2001 (BJS) (May 2004) This report provides selected data from the Census Bureau's Annual General Finance and Employment Surveys that includes police protection, judicial and legal services, and corrections expenditure and employment for Federal, State, and local governments in 2001 and national trend data for 1982 to 2001.

  • Civil Trial Cases and Verdicts in Large Counties, 2001 (BJS) (April 2004) This report examines general civil cases (torts, contracts, and real property) disposed of by bench or jury trial in the Nation's 75 most populous counties in 2001.

  • Medical Malpractice Trials and Verdicts in Large Counties, 2001 (BJS) (April 2004) This report presents findings on medical malpractice cases disposed of by jury and bench trial in general jurisdiction courts in the Nation's 75 largest counties during 2001.

  • Capital Punishment 2002 (BJS) (November 2003) At yearend 2002, 37 States and the Federal prison system held 3,557 prisoners under sentence of death, 20 fewer than at yearend 2001.

  • Felony Sentences in State Courts, 2000 (BJS) (June 2003) Presents statistics for adults who were convicted of a felony and sentenced in State courts. The data were collected in a nationally representative survey of 344 counties in 2000. Within the 12 offense categories reported are the number and characteristics (age, sex, race) of offenders who were sentenced to prison, jail, or probation. Trends from 1992 to 2000 highlight the number, sentence type, sentence length, and characteristics of adults convicted of felonies. This periodic report is published every two years.

  • State Court Sentencing of Convicted Felons -- Statistical tables (BJS) (June 2003) Presents detailed data from the nationally representative sample survey of felons convicted in State courts in 344 counties. Tables present the number of felony offenders in State courts, sentences received, demographic characteristics of convicted felons, the number of felons sentenced to probation, the number of felons convicted by trial and guilty plea, and the time required to process felony conviction cases. These data are released every two years.

  • Juvenile Felony Defendants in Criminal Courts: Survey of 40 Counties, 1998 (BJS) (May 2003) Discusses the increase in violent juvenile crime experienced during the early and mid-1990s, which prompted States to modify the way their justice systems handle juvenile offenders. Many States expanded the procedures by which juveniles could be prosecuted in adult court.

  • The Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics, 2001 (BJS) (April 2003) The Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics, 2001 presents a broad spectrum of criminal justice data from more than 100 sources in 6 sections: characteristics of the criminal justice systems; public attitudes toward crime and criminal justice topics; the nature and distribution of known offenses; characteristics and distribution of persons arrested; judicial processing of defendants; persons under correctional supervision.

  • Supporting the Drug Court Process: What You Need to Know for Effective Decisionmaking and Program Evaluation (BJA) (February 2003) Helps those who are planning, implementing, or operating a drug court to understand the critical importance of the availability of a wide range of timely, accurate, and complete information about the drug court process.

  • Public Domain Drug Court Software: Functions and Utility (BJA) (February 2003) Presents a largely nontechnical description of four public domain drug court management information systems and surveys a range of information useful for supporting drug court activities.

  • Drug Court Monitoring, Evaluation, and Management Information Systems: National Needs Assessment (BJA) (2003) Provides the results of a survey distributed in mid-1999 to all Drug Courts Program Office-funded operational adult drug courts. Quantifies and assesses the courts' needs for information technology and evaluation training and technical assistance and development.

  • Federal Criminal Case Processing, 2001: With trends 1982-2001, Reconciled Data (BJS) (Jan. 2003) Describes the processing of defendants in the Federal criminal justice system. The report includes the number and disposition of suspects investigated by U.S. attorneys, the number of arrests for Federal offenses, the number of defendants in cases filed in U.S. district courts, sanctions imposed on criminal defendants, the number of persons under Federal correctional supervision (probation, parole, supervised released, and incarceration), and trends in annual Federal criminal case processing. This report is the latest in the annual Federal Criminal Case Processing series.

  • Strategies for Court Collaboration With Service Communities (BJA) (Jan. 2003) Discusses promising court practices that integrate treatment services with judicial case processing to address the needs of individuals in court.
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