The purpose of this study was to provide a current listing
of all felony courts in this country and to provide a universe from
which a sample of courts could be selected based on felony caseload.
The study includes information on all state felony courts in the United
States, including the number of cases filed and disposed by conviction,
acquittal, dismissal, or other means. Court administrators were asked
to indicate the manner in which cases filed and disposed were counted,
such as by defendant, charge, or indictment information. The total
number of cases disposed during the period was also collected for
juvenile delinquents and for traffic offenses (moving violations) where
applicable. Finally, data were gathered on whether felonies reduced to
misdemeanors were included in the felony count and whether lower courts
in the jurisdiction accepted guilty pleas to felonies.
United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Statistics. Census of State Felony Courts, 1985: [United States]. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1992-02-16. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08667.v2
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United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Statistics