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2010 National Survey of Prosecutors

Award Information

Award #
2010-BJ-CX-K074
Location
Congressional District
Status
Closed
Funding First Awarded
2010
Total funding (to date)
$430,243

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $387,031)

The 2010 National Survey of Prosecutors (NSP) will collect information from a nationally representative sample of prosecutors' offices that handle felony cases in state courts of general jurisdiction. BJS has collected data from State Court Prosecutors since 1990, with the last complete census conducted in 2007 and a sample survey in 2005. The NSP is a core statistical collection that provides critical data on the operations of criminal justice system agencies.
The 2010 NSP will focus on the administration of prosecution activities and the emerging types of cases and knowledge from a nationally representative sample of approximately 475 prosecutor offices that handle felony cases in state court. The survey will obtain basic information on staffing, salaries, and budgets, and may also include measures of emerging prosecution techniques and issues, such as community prosecution, computer and internet related crimes, use of forensic and DNA evidence, plea bargaining, and others. CA/NCF

Date Created: September 2, 2010