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Prosecutors in State Courts, 1994

NCJ Number
151656
Date Published
October 1996
Author(s)
Carol J. DeFrances, Bureau of Justice Statistics; Steven K. Smith, Ph.D., Bureau of Justice Statistics; Louise van der Does, Bureau of Justice Statistics
Publication Series
Publication Type
Publication
Annotation
This Bulletin presents findings from the 1994 National Survey of Prosecutors, the most recent in a series of biennial sample surveys of the Nation's 2,300 State court prosecutors.
Abstract

This Bulletin presents findings from the 1994 National Survey of Prosecutors, the most recent in a series of biennial sample surveys of the Nation's 2,300 State court prosecutors. The survey found that in 1994, State court prosecutors employed about 65,000 attorneys, investigators, and support staff. Almost 90% of the offices prosecuted domestic violence and child abuse cases. Half the offices reported that a staff member received a work-related threat or assault. More than half the offices in large metropolitan areas had specialized units to handle juvenile cases in adult criminal court. Other data from the survey include the annual office budget for prosecutorial functions, number of felony cases closed, and number of felony convictions. New topic areas covered in this report include juvenile cases waived to criminal court, the cross-designation of prosecutors to litigate in Federal court, procedures for handling civil actions against prosecutors and other professional staff, and types of community involvement by prosecutors.

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