Accession Number:

AD0738065

Title:

Quantitative Models of Criminal Courts,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NEW YORK CITY-RAND INST N Y

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1971-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

30.0

Abstract:

Severe problems of congestion and delay have existed in criminal, as well as civil, courts throughout the country for many years. Only in the last few years, however, have the techniques of operations research begun to be applied to the effective administration of these courts. These applications are of two primary types the allocation of court and related resources, and the scheduling of case-appearances. This paper summarizes some recent work in the development of the quantitative models which form the basis of such applications, introduces an original model, and suggests promising areas for further work of this type. The models discussed include analytic and simulation models of case-flow, scheduling, and courtroom activities. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Sociology and Law

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE