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Reports & Studies

Below is a list of a number of past published studies conducted by the Research Division. Some Center reports are not published or made publicly available due to restrictions in place from the source of the research request. Most research reports can be downloaded and in some instances, a hardcopy publication can be requested. See also Manuals, Monographs, & Guides.

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Individual Calendar Control

Principles and procedures of effective docket control and the individual assignment system. Developed as a companion and guide for a cassette recording on the same topic.

January 1, 1972
Comparative Study of the Internal Operations and Process of Three US Courts of Appeals

Two volumes.

January 1, 1972
Potential For Video Technology in the Courts

Describes several uses for video technology in the judicial system. Discusses proscriptions against certain types of uses in federal courts, as well as those uses acceptable in the federal system. Analyzes factors that will affect the potential of video technology for improving court administration and notes special considerations that should precede widespread use.

January 1, 1972
Guidelines for Improving Juror Utilization in the United States District Courts

Guidelines developed from several studies to increase the utilization of jurors. The guidelines are designed to decrease the amount of time required of jurors and expenditures for jury costs.

January 1, 1972
Improving Court Reporting Services


January 1, 1972
A Further Look at the 1969-70 Federal District Court Time Study

This paper critiquing the 1969-70 time study was presented at an ORSA-TIMS-AIEE meeting, in Atlantic City, November 10, 1972.

January 1, 1972
Criminal Case Disposition Statistics, 1970 and 1972


January 1, 1972
The 1969-1970 Federal District Court Time Study

A Report to the Federal Judicial Center by the Statistical Reporting Service of the United States Department of Agriculture and the Department of Agriculture Graduate School. Submitted pursuant to a Memorandum of Understanding entered into by the Statistical Reporting Service, the Graduate School, and the Federal Judicial Center.

June 1, 1971
Study of Court Reporting Systems: Executive Summary

The court reporting study was concerned with test of the feasibility of using an existing computerized translation system for the production of transcript in courtroom environment; the development of suitable statistics on time and cost of transcript preparation with any of a number of alternative methods now in use or available; and a survey of laws pertaining to the recording of court proceedings. The Executive Summary has been prepared as a digest of the study. In particular, it distills the main features of Volume I, a compendium of information on available systems, including descriptions and the necessary quantitative data to assist court administrative personnel in modifying existing arrangements for their own jurisdictions. Details of the experimental program, survey of laws, and an annotated bibliography are contained in three additional volumes of the full report.

The major recommendations are that further research and development effort is necessary and is warranted, and that consideration might be given to using the currently available computerized system as an interim measure to relieve excessive backlogs, but subject to some compromise in existing practice.

This National Bureau of Standards report was prepared for the National Institute of Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice, Law Enforcement Assistance Administration of the Department of Justice under NI-042 IA and for the Federal Judicial Center.

January 1, 1971
Report on Preliminary Results, Pilot Project, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York

In October 1969 four judges of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York embarked on a two-year experimental program to test the effectiveness of the individual calendar system. The judges were selected by lot from among a number of judges who volunteered to serve on the pilot program. The Pilot Project operated alongside the court's master calendar system in order to determine the relative strengths and weaknesses of the two systems.

January 1, 1970