Accession Number:

AD0742383

Title:

The Design and Evaluation of Experimental Court Reforms,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NEW YORK CITY-RAND INST N Y

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1971-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

20.0

Abstract:

As new ideas are generated and old ideas regenerated for dealing with court congestion and other criminal justice problems, those that appear to be the most promising must eventually be tested in practice. However, it is generally far from straightforward to determine whether there is in fact any resulting improvement. Accordingly, the paper is addressed to considerations of experimental design, the selection of evaluation criteria, the measurement of court performance, and the assessment of the results of such a test. The principles introduced are discussed in terms of an ongoing evaluation of a major internal reorganization of the New York City Criminal court. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Sociology and Law

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE