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Alaska Superior Court Felony Case Processing, 2005–2012

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dc.contributor.author Myrstol, Brad A.
dc.date.accessioned 2013-11-08T23:53:16Z
dc.date.available 2013-11-08T23:53:16Z
dc.date.issued 2013-05
dc.identifier.citation Myrstol, Brad A. (2013). "Alaska Superior Court Felony Case Processing, 2005–2012." AJSAC Fact Sheet 13-05 (May 2013). en_US
dc.identifier.other AJSAC Fact Sheet 13-05 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11122/2595
dc.description.abstract This fact sheet presents a summary of Superior Court felony case filing and disposition information published by the Alaska Court System (ACS) in its annual statistical reports for the period FY 2005 to FY 2012. Over the 8-year period, the total number of felony case filings increased 13.1 percent, but the percentage of all case filings that were felonies remained stable. The percentage of felony cases that were for violent (person) crimes, drug crimes, and other crimes declined during the 8-year period, while the percentage that were for property crimes increased. A large majority of Superior Court felony cases resulted in a disposition of "guilty," with most such dispositions the result of a plea. Only 2.9 percent of felony cases filed in Superior Court go to trial; of these, nearly 80 percent resulted in a finding of guilt. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Bureau of Justice Statistics, U.S. Department of Justice en_US
dc.description.tableofcontents Composition of Felony Case Filings / Disposition of Felony Cases / Summary / Note en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Alaska Justice Statistical Analysis Center, Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage en_US
dc.source AJSAC Fact Sheet en_US
dc.subject Alaska Court System en_US
dc.subject courts en_US
dc.subject criminal case processing en_US
dc.subject felonies en_US
dc.title Alaska Superior Court Felony Case Processing, 2005–2012 en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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