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An unmanageable case-management quandary

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  1. Introduction
  2. Merits and difficulties in case management
  3. Specific problems for criminal divisions
  4. Specific problems brought on by the Judge in juvenile hearings
  5. What changes can be made to statistical reports?
  6. Conclusion

As with any organization difficulties in productivity effectiveness and efficiency occur when increases. These difficulties include tasks that arise and need to be resolved. The criminal justice court system is no different. Time management of cases to be tried and reviewed cause backlogs within the court system. Management of the judge's time to be allocated for individual cases while ensuring due process, are challenges that occur daily. Specific challenges occur within the variety of cases reviewed by one or more judges. Depending on either the master or individual calendar system in place for management of the court system, the issues to resolve cases may be either complex or simple. The criminal division of the court system has seen an increase of cases with changes in legislation of the enforcement of laws, sentencing guidelines, and probation or parole sentences.

Recommendations of changes made to expedite the cases and alleviate the backlog of cases assigned to a judge may be of assistance in streamlining the process of justice while ensuring the integrity of the court system. Currently, the system in place for the judges, and the defendants is based on tradition and expediency that need to be adjusted to the changing needs of society's response to criminal issues.

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