Accession Number:

ADA001981

Title:

A Theory of Court Scheduling,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1971-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

46.0

Abstract:

A relatively simple, analytical model of court scheduling calendaring is introduced and analyzed. The model is based on a representation of the process by which cases not disposed of at any appearance are scheduled for another appearance. This representation, although deterministic, possesses many of the important properties of court operations. Using this model, analytical expressions are derived for the number of cases scheduled to appear the calendar size in each portion of the court each day, the steady-state calendar size in each part, the sizes of future calendars and case backlogs, and the average duration of and the average number of appearances made by each case.

Subject Categories:

  • Sociology and Law

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE