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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
The National Survey of Prosecutors has been conducted since 1990. The purpose of this award is to provide funding for the continued administration of the NSP-14. This project will focus on generating national estimates on the administration and operational characteristics of prosecutor offices that handle felony cases in criminal courts. Through the NSP-14, BJS will measure staffing, budgets, caseloads, and emerging offenses such as human trafficking and cyber-crimes, use of DNA evidence, and work performed in Indian Country. BJS anticipates all project tasks will be completed by December 31, 2015, including the data collection, nonresponse follow-up, data verification, data entry, and delivery of the a final data set and documentation to BJS.
Note: This project contains a research and/or development component, as defined in applicable law. CA/NCF