ERIC Number: ED160864
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Sep
Reference Count: 0
The National Manpower Survey of the Criminal Justice System. Volume Four: Courts.
National Planning Association, Washington, DC.
Focusing on adjudication manpower (judges, prosecutors, public defenders, court administrators, and probation officers), this document is one in a series of six volumes reporting the results of the National Manpower Survey (NMS) of the Criminal Justice System. Chapter 1 of six chapters summarizes the major results and recommendations of an assessment of the court adjudication agencies. Chapter 2 describes the criminal justice process today and the respective roles of each of these categories of agencies and their key personnel. Current employment in each category, agency workloads, and manpower needs are also discussed. Chapter 3 presents the projection of future personnel needs of state and local criminal justice agencies, by occupation, for a ten-year period (to 1985). Chapter 4 reviews NMS findings on recent personnel turnover and tenure among assistant prosecutors and defenders, on factors contributing to the relatively high turnover in these positions, and on the implications of these patterns for future recruitment needs. Chapter 5 describes the historical development of legal education and training programs and discusses key issues related to the adequacy and quality of current programs. The final chapter reviews the role and functions of court administrators, provides a profile of existing incumbents in terms of training and experience, and assesses training and education needs for current and future incumbents of these positions. (BM)
Descriptors: Administrators, Court Role, Courts, Criminal Law, Educational Needs, Educational Programs, Employment Patterns, Employment Projections, Employment Statistics, Job Training, Labor Force Development, Labor Needs, Labor Turnover, Law Schools, Lawyers, Legal Education, National Surveys, Needs Assessment, Occupational Information, Program Effectiveness, Program Improvement, Recruitment, Tenure
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 (Stock Number 027-000-00662-1)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice (Dept. of Justice/LEAA), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Planning Association, Washington, DC.
Note: Notational and source information accompanying tables in this document will not reproduce well due to small print; For related documents see ED 154 156, CE 016 271, CE 016 502, and CE 018 227-228