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Reports and 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.

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Evaluation of the Probable Impact of Selected Proposals for Imposing Mandatory Minimum Sentences in the Federal Courts

A comparison of sentencing practices in fiscal 1976 with sentencing proposals offered in the second session of the 95th Congress. The authors conclude that few sentences imposed by federal judges would conflict with the legislative proposals, except those in the opiate, bank robbery, and aggravated assault offense categories.

January 1, 1977
Courtran II Alternative Network Cost Analysis

This report is the third of four prepared during a study of the communications requirements of the Courtran II processing system. This report analyzes and compares pricing for each of the primary Courtran II network alternatives.

January 1, 1978
Courtran II Alternative Network Configurations

This report is the second of four prepared during a study of the communications requirements of the Courtran II processing system. This report addresses alternative network methods, including Direct Distance Dialing (DDD), Wide Area Telecommunications Service (WATS), a Value Added Network (VAN), and a private multiplexor network.

January 1, 1978
The Voir Dire Examination, Juror Challenges, and Adversary Advocacy

A broad review of the legal and psychological issues presented by the voir dire examination and subsequent challenges of prospective jurors. The discussion is organized under four headings: interests, criteria, parameters, and methodology. An edited version of the paper is contained in The Trial Process (B. D. Sales ed., Plenum 1981).

January 1, 1978
Judicial Controls and the Civil Litigative Process: Discovery

A description of the use of the discovery rules then in effect in a sample of more than 3,000 cases from six district courts. The report provides quantitative information on each discovery device and on discovery motions. The authors evaluate the relationship between the degree of judicial control and the time required for discovery and provide guidelines for judges to use in setting discovery time limits. This report is a product of the District Court Studies Project.

January 1, 1978
Staff Report and Recommendations to the Board of the FJC on the Federal Court Library System

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January 1, 1978
Operation of the Federal Judicial Councils

An analysis of the creation and history of the councils, and an evaluation of the operation of the federal judicial councils before the 1980 statutory change. The authors assess the effectiveness of the guidelines for council activity that the Judicial Conference of the United States promulgated in 1974.

January 1, 1978
Courtran II Data Communications Requirements

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January 1, 1978
Time Trends in the Earnings of Attorneys: Preliminary Report

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January 1, 1978
Central Legal Staffs in the United States Courts of Appeals: A Survey of Internal Operating Procedures

A discussion of the use of staff attorneys in each circuit court, based on reports prepared by senior staff attorneys.

January 1, 1978

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